Pills in the post: how Covid reopened the abortion wars

Lockdown revolutionised women’s access to home treatment – and strengthened the anti-abortion backlash Kay, 34, realised her period was late a month into Britain’s lockdown. The coronavirus death count was spiralling across the country. Covid-19 was putting the NHS under unprecedented strain and Boris Johnson had given the British people what he described as “a […]

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Poland activists urge people to think before ticking Catholic box in census

Campaigners hope more accurate picture of country’s makeup will challenge government narrative of near-universal Catholicism Activists in Poland are asking people to consider if they are truly Roman Catholic when filling out a national census, hoping a more accurate picture of the country’s makeup will challenge a government narrative of near-universal Catholicism. In the previous […]

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Wizz Air launches 4 new routes from Poland!

From September Wizz Air will launch new routes from Rzeszów to Oslo and London-Luton, From June 13 the airline will fly from Gdańsk to Burgas and from September…

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Cheap flights from several European cities to Amman, Jordan from only €19!

Known for its authentic Middle Eastern culture and hospitable locals, Jordan is a land of fascinating contrasts and history. Apart from the legendary rock-cut temples of Petra and…

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Polish activists embrace ‘equality jogging’ at Pride parades

Campaigners stage ‘solidarity workouts’ in protest against homophobic attacks Polish activists are set to embrace “equality jogging” at this summer’s Pride parades following the success of exercise sessions under rainbow flags in public spaces across the country as a show of defiance following a homophobic attack on members of an LGBTQ+ sports club. Two people […]

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Under cover of Covid, Poland is stifling free media – and all Europe should be worried | Timothy Garton Ash

A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece Democracy dies in darkness. One of the European Union’s most fragile democracies, Poland, now faces the spectre of the night that falls when public service media have been turned into propaganda organs for a ruling party […]

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Poland accused of abandoning domestic violence victims

Government criticised over bill that will in effect withdraw country from key international convention Women’s rights activists and opposition MPs have accused the Polish government of abandoning victims of domestic violence as a bill that would in effect take the country out of a key international convention on violence against women moved through parliament. A […]

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Adam Zagajewski obituary

Poet and leading voice of Poland’s Generation of ’68, who wrote ‘to understand the world’ The poet Adam Zagajewski, who has died aged 75, was one of the leading voices of Poland’s Nowa Fala (new wave), also known as the Generation of ’68 – a loose group of poets who opposed the corruption of language […]

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Ryanair announces 12 new routes (also Poland!)

Ryanair will launch two new routes out of Zagreb in June and July – Charleroi and Bergamo – respectively, with the remainder commencing in September. New routes from…

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7 Things You Can Strike Off Your Bucket List by Visiting Poland

Poland is the perfect Eastern European destination. Cheap flights there and a low cost of living means that for many people, spending a long weekend here is probably cheaper than it would have been at home! There are also cool vacation rentals, which means a place to stay is not a huge problem. However, you’re […]

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