Vanessa Gera
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Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base
by Vanessa Gera - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent US military presence in his country, in a speech as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday yesterday replete with tanks and people...
European Union moves against Poland for its new court law
by Vanessa Gera - July 3, 2018 - 5:16am
The European Union opened another rule-of-law procedure yesterday against Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country's Supreme Court law, intensifying a standoff that could threaten Poland's EU voting rights...
Polish president to sign law barring some Holocaust speech
by Vanessa Gera - February 7, 2018 - 1:14am
Poland's president announced yesterday that he will sign legislation that outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany, defying both criticism from Israel and a warning from the...
Polish far-right march goes global, drawing people from afar
by Vanessa Gera - November 10, 2017 - 8:11pm
Fascists and other far-right extremists are set to assemble Saturday in Warsaw for a march that has become one of the largest gatherings in Europe and perhaps beyond for increasingly emboldened white supremacis...
Poles pray for peace at border; some see anti-Muslim agenda
by Vanessa Gera - October 7, 2017 - 10:21pm
Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together at hundreds of locations yesterday along the country's 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the...
Polish horse auction disappoints after political purge
by Vanessa Gera - August 14, 2017 - 6:09pm
A renowned Arabian horse breeding program in Poland has held a disappointing auction, selling fewer horses and raising less money than in the past, after a political purge of its managers by the country's conservative...
As Poland chokes on smog, groups prepare complaint to EU
by Vanessa Gera - February 11, 2017 - 2:08am
TV stations flash pollution alerts. People don masks for their morning jogs. Preschools stop taking children outside to play.
'We waited for decades': Polish govt welcomes US troops
by Vanessa Gera - January 15, 2017 - 2:09am
Polish leaders welcomed US troops to their country yesterday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for decades.
Polish govt rejects renewed pressure from EU on rights
by Vanessa Gera - December 22, 2016 - 5:47am
Poland's government on yesterday rejected renewed pressure from the European Union for the way it is consolidating power, and opposition lawmakers pushed ahead with a plan to occupy parliament all the way into the...
First Berlin victim a Pole who fought for his life
by Vanessa Gera - December 21, 2016 - 2:08am
He was the first victim in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market — a 37-year-old Polish truck driver who was seemingly stabbed and shot to death in the cabin of his truck.
Polish president: media restrictions in parliament dropped
by Vanessa Gera - December 20, 2016 - 7:05am
Poland's president says he has received a pledge from leaders of the populist ruling party that they won't introduce restrictions on media access in parliament, a plan that had sparked days of bitter protests. ...
Database helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property
by Vanessa Gera - December 7, 2016 - 6:51am
A Jewish organization has launched a database aimed at helping thousands of Holocaust survivors or their heirs regain property lost in Warsaw due to World War II and communism.
US official seeks support for European trade deal in Poland
by Vanessa Gera - January 25, 2016 - 12:51pm
US Trade Representative Michael Froman was welcomed Sunday by Polish entrepreneurs as he worked to finalize a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union.
Government critics in Poland fear rights are under threat
by Vanessa Gera - December 16, 2015 - 3:30pm
European Union flags have disappeared from government press conferences. The constitutional court has suffered a huge blow to its authority. Grassroots initiatives have sprung up to protect the country's young ...
Poland's president defies constitutional ruling amid crisis
by Vanessa Gera - December 8, 2015 - 1:42pm
Poland's constitutional crisis deepened on yesterday, with the president indicating that he will stick by appointments to the Constitutional Tribunal that were declared illegal last week by that same court, the nation's...
Poland's ruling party announces makeup of Cabinet
by Vanessa Gera - November 9, 2015 - 3:18pm
Poland's conservative Law and Justice party announced the makeup of its new government yesterday, with a moderate prime minister surrounded by a Cabinet that is very pro-American and suspicious of Russia.
Refugee women give birth on way to Europe, even on boats
by Vanessa Gera - September 14, 2015 - 3:35pm
A Nigerian migrant mother called her baby girl "Gift" after a difficult delivery on an Italian navy ship that rescued her in the Mediterranean.
Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
by Vanessa Gera - July 29, 2015 - 5:37pm
Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival
by Vanessa Gera - March 1, 2015 - 4:53am
Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects.
Thousands protest election results in Poland
by Vanessa Gera - December 14, 2014 - 4:08am
Thousands of supporters of a conservative opposition party in Poland marched on yesterday to protest the results of recent local elections, which party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski says were falsified.
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