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'We are the most homophobic country in the EU': Poland’s election and the LGBT fightback – video

Andrzej Duda, running for re-election as president of Poland, has included strong verbal attacks on the country's LGBT community in his campaign. Recently, he has referred disparagingly to 'LGBT ideology' in an attempt to appeal to his conservative base, calling it more destructive than communism, while some towns have proclaimed themselves 'LGBT-free zones'. In the last week of the election campaign, can the LGBT community stop Duda from winning another five years in power? Continue reading...
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Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism

As liberal Rafal Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyondWhen Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up against his liberal challenger in a presidential run-off next Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the medium-term political trajectory of the country. The vote is set to be one of the closest and most important European elections in recent years, and the result will resonate well beyond Poland’s borders.Duda takes on libe...
Tags: Europe, Barack Obama, World news, Poland, Donald Trump, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Rafał Trzaskowski, US elections 2020


Polish president accuses German-owned tabloid of election meddling

Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested on Friday that Germany was trying to meddle in the presidential election after a German-owned tabloid newspaper reported on a pardon that he granted to a man who had served his sentence in a paedophilia case. Duda, a conservative who faces a neck-and-neck race against a centrist opponent in a presidential runoff election on July 12, was angered by reporting by the Polish tabloid Fakt. "Does Axel Springer, a company of German descent that owns the Fakt ne...
Tags: News, Justice, Law, Germany, Axel Springer, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Fakt


2020 Polish presidential election

As we are getting ready for presidential election here in USA, Poland is about to choose a new president as well. The 2020 Polish presidential election was due to be held on May 10th 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election (wybory) was initially scheduled for May, when President Duda had a commanding lead in the polls and was expected to win easily. PiS leaders wanted to push ahead with a postal vote despite the pandemic, but the vote was postponed at the last minute. ...
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Poland election: Duda forced into second round against liberal challenger

Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, to face Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential runoffThe incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round of voting.Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 45.2% of the vote, according to results based on 87.2% of the total number of polling districts, with second place going to the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Raf...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Rafał Trzaskowski


Poland's president leads election first round: partial results

Poland's President Andrzej Duda came top in the first round of the country's presidential election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote on July 12. The re-election of government ally Duda is crucial if the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is to further implement its socially conservative agenda, including vowing to protect the traditional family and ward off "LGBT ideology", ...
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The Future of Europe Could Be Decided in Poland

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The European Union has many problems, but the most fundamental may be the rift between northern and southern member states and the even deeper fault line running between west and east. That latter fissure is especially dangerous because, unlike the largely economic one between north and south, it tears at the EU’s core values, including democracy, freedom of the press and the rule of law.For the past decade, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has been flouting these p...
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Poland's Duda leads in presidential election first round

Latest poll shows Andrzej Duda ahead with almost 42 percent of votes against Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski with 30.4 percent.
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Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests

Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, could face liberal Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential run-offThe incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to win without a second round of voting, an exit poll has suggested.As polls closed at 9pm local time, the exit poll carried out by Ipsos suggested that Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 41.8% of the vote, with second place goi...
Tags: Europe, Law, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Ipsos, Rafał Trzaskowski, Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski


Poland Election Tests Democracy in a Pandemic

Voters in Poland went to the polls Sunday to take part in Europe’s first presidential election since the pandemic.
Tags: Europe, Elections, News, European Union, Poland, Kaczynski, Duda, Jaroslaw, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens

Conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda faces main challenge from liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał TrzaskowskiVoting is under way in Poland’s presidential election, with the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, up against a field of challengers including the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski.Duda, who campaigned on a deeply conservative social agenda that was often laced with homophobia, is allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which since coming to power in 2015 has clashed with Brus...
Tags: Europe, World news, Poland, Brussels, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski Duda


Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic

Poles began voting in a presidential election Sunday that had been scheduled for May but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot taking place amid deep cultural and political divisions in the European Union nation.President Andrzej Duda, a 48-year-old conservative backed by the nationalist ruling Law and Justice party, is running against 10 other candidates as he seeks a second 5-year term. Whether Duda wins or not will determine whether the ruling party keeps its near-monopoly on poli...
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Poland’s Virus-Delayed Presidential Election Suddenly Looks Tight

The country’s nationalist governing party has found itself in a spirited fight, as new circumstances harden old divisions.
Tags: Elections, News, European Union, Poland, Kaczynski, Duda, Jaroslaw, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Civic Platform (Poland, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


What Poland's Elections Could Mean for the Future of Europe

Polish President Duda met with U.S. President Donald Trump just days before facing re-election. Here's what to know about Poland's elections.
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The Guardian view on Poland's election: pride versus prejudice | Editorial

A disgracefully homophobic campaign may have backfired on President Andrzej DudaLast week, in Poland’s presidential palace, the incumbent head of state, Andrzej Duda, was presented with a set of grim photographic portraits. The images were of Polish LGBT teenagers who had recently taken their own lives. The activist who presented President Duda with the images said after the meeting: “I told him I hope he will see these kids in his nightmares.”The tone of bitter exasperation was understandable. ...
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Polish president scales down homophobic rhetoric as election nears

Andrzej Duda, criticised for attacks on ‘LGBT ideology’, hopes Trump meeting will boost campaignPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has attempted to move away from homophobic rhetoric in recent days after attacks on “LGBT ideology” during his re-election campaign drew widespread criticism.Duda, who will travel to the White House next week aiming to receive a pre-election boost from Donald Trump just four days before the vote, made a campaign pledge to “defend children from LGBT ideology”, which he...
Tags: Europe, White House, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Donald Trump, Trump, Andrzej Duda, Duda


Polish president says he would ban LGBT teaching in schools

President Andrzej Duda vowed on Wednesday to ban teaching about LGBT issues in Poland's schools in an apparent pitch to his conservative base during an increasingly tight race for the June 28 presidential election. Duda is an ally of the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party (PiS), which brands lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) "ideology" as an invasive foreign influence undermining traditional values in the staunchly Catholic nation.
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Charity runs and rides have gone virtual in a new social-distancing era. Here's how Axios' Dan Primack organized a Peloton race that raised $117,000 for a New York City food bank.

As the country practices social distancing in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, charity rides and races are going virtual with the help of buzzy fitness companies like Peloton.   Axios business editor Dan Primack rallied over 600 people to race for charity using Peloton bikes (or the app) last Saturday, raising $117,000 for Food Bank For New York City. Racing in a remote world isn't the same as "running with a 1,000 people," Primack told Business Insider, but the ride still mimick...
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Charity runs and rides have gone virtual in a new social-distancing era. Here's how Axios' Dan Primack organized a Peloton race that raised $120,000 for a New York City food bank.

As the country practices social distancing in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, charity rides and races are going virtual with the help of buzzy fitness companies like Peloton.   Axios business editor Dan Primack rallied over 600 people to race for charity using Peloton bikes (or the app) last Saturday, raising $120,000 for Food Bank For New York City. Racing in a remote world isn't the same as "running with a 1,000 people," Primack told Business Insider, but the ride still mimick...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, West Coast, Bain Capital, Chris, Glenn Solomon, John Foley, Pro Rata, Duda, Mike Duda, Dan Primack, Food Bank For New York City, Sacca


'Businesses will shut down': The coronavirus threatens to crush direct-to-consumer businesses' wild growth

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on consumer businesses, but is especially threatening to digital-based startups that raised a lot of money on the promise of rapid growth. The economic shock from the coronavirus adds to existing pressures on these companies. Beauty and apparel are especially hurting, but some sellers of home and essential products have seen sales upticks, sources said. Arfa, a direct to consumer brands startup, planned to launch a new personal care line called Hiki. That all...
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Macron Seeks Poland Reset as Warsaw Tightens Grip on Courts

(Bloomberg) -- Emmanuel Macron struck a conciliatory tone in a bid to rekindle France’s relationship with Poland.In the first visit to Warsaw by a French head of state in six years, he’s seeking to mend relations strained by his criticism of Poland’s controversial overhaul of the judiciary and its rejection of a deal with Airbus in 2016.After meeting his counterpart Andrzej Duda on Monday, Macron said he wants to move on from “misunderstandings” in the past, though stressed concerns remain about...
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Auschwitz Survivors Warn of Rising Global Anti-Semitism During 75th Anniversary of the Camp’s Liberation

OSWIECIM, Poland — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have with us the last living survivors, the last among those who saw the Holocaust with their own eyes,” Polish President Andrzej Duda told those at the commemoration, which included the German president as well a...
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Behind The Auschwitz Commemorations, A Raw Putin Power Play

JERUSALEM—Before he even headed to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp liberated 75 years ago on an equally icy January 27, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s first task on landing in Warsaw was to make peace with Polish President Andrzej Duda.Kate Middleton’s Secret Photos of Holocaust Survivors UnveiledDuda was of one the few conspicuous absentees from the commemoration Rivlin hosted last week in Jerusalem, when Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, observed the event in the presence of ...
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“You shall never be a bystander.” How We Learn About the Holocaust When the Last Survivors Are Gone

On the morning of January 27th, 1945, the first Red Army soldier walked into Auschwitz death camp, and the 7,500 remaining prisoners knew they were finally free. More than 1.1 million people died in the camp, and those who survived are now facing a new struggle – the fight over remembrance. January 27th is not just the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is also the last major Holocaust anniversary where survivors may be alive to tell their stories. When the last survivor wi...
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Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation

By VANESSA GERA OSWIECIM, Poland ( — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. In all, some 200 survivors of the camp are expected, many of them elderly Jews who have traveled far from homes in Israel, the United States, Australia, Peru, Russia, Slovenia and elsewhere. Many lost parents ...
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World Leaders, Gathering to Mark Holocaust, Are Urged to Fight ‘Deadly Cancer’

The extraordinary meeting, timed to Monday’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, heard warnings about the present-day rise in anti-Jewish violence.
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World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem to Fight Anti-Semitism and Recall Holocaust

The extraordinary meeting, timed to Monday’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, heard warnings about the present-day rise in anti-Jewish violence.
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Poland's president says he won't attend Holocaust event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had declined an Israeli invitation to attend a Holocaust memorial event this month as organizers would not allow him to speak there, even though others including Russian President Vladimir Putin would. "As the president I will not take part in the event that will take place on Jan. 23 in Jerusalem," Duda said in a televised speech. Duda also expressed dissatisfaction that the representatives of Russia, France, Britain, Germany and the United Sta...
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Polish Government Pushes Legislation to Tighten Control Over Judges

The draft law would punish judges who speak out on judicial independence. European officials say it continues the ruling party’s chipping away at Poland’s democracy.
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Poles to travel visa-free to US starting Nov.11

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Wednesday that Poles will be able to travel to the U.S. without a visa starting next week, in a move by the Washington administration that has been long awaited by the Poles. Duda said he was notified by the U.S. side that an official announcement would […]
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