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Poland: Country in Central Europe
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of nearly 38.5 million people, Poland is the fifth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

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EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones [Video]

EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones

EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones

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Cuts to EU Just Transition Fund put pressure on fossil fuel phase-out [Video]

Cuts to EU Just Transition Fund put pressure on fossil fuel phase-out

A fund meant to help regions like Poland's Silesia, largely based around coal-mining, has been cut by EU leaders. MEPs want to see climate objectives prioritised amid the coronavirus recovery.View on..

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Istanbul Convention: Poland's plan to quit domestic violence treaty causes concern [Video]

Istanbul Convention: Poland's plan to quit domestic violence treaty causes concern

Human rights experts are calling on Warsaw to change course – and on the European Union to toughen up.View on euronews

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Poland To Exit Treaty Designed To End Domestic Violence And Discrimination Against Women [Video]

Poland To Exit Treaty Designed To End Domestic Violence And Discrimination Against Women

Poland is to begin the process of withdrawing from a European treaty aimed at combating violence against women. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro announced Saturday that Poland will exit the Council of..

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Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women [Video]

Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women

The Polish government says it will withdraw from the Istanbul Convention - a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against womenView on euronews

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EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed [Video]

EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed

Tense recovery talks have revealed deep political fractures in the European Union, questioning its ability to stay unified. Megan Revell reports.

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This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics [Video]

This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics

This week in the EU: Turkey tensions, Polish elections and vaccine politics

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Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary' [Video]

Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary'

Bulgaria protests should make Europe fear 'another Poland or Hungary'

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Polish gay activists' fears after Duda vote win [Video]

Polish gay activists' fears after Duda vote win

For Jakub Kwiecinski and Dawid Mycek, Polish gay couple and LGBT activists, the election win of incumbent president Andrzej Duda comes with fear and disappointment. Joe Davies reports.

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Duda re-elected in Poland as new EU battles loom [Video]

Duda re-elected in Poland as new EU battles loom

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country's isolation in the European Union...

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Poles vote in knife-edge presidential election [Video]

Poles vote in knife-edge presidential election

Incumbent president Andrezj Duda is facing off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a presidential election that could determine Poland's future relationship with the European Union. David..

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What does Duda's victory mean for EU-Poland relations? [Video]

What does Duda's victory mean for EU-Poland relations?

Brussels and Warsaw have long clashed over judicial reforms in Poland. Is that set to continue? View on euronews

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Poland's incumbent Andrzej Duda narrowly wins presidential vote [Video]

Poland's incumbent Andrzej Duda narrowly wins presidential vote

Election commission says Duda secured 51.2 percent of vote in runoff election while rival Trzaskowski won 48.8 percent.

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Poland's Duda in nail-biting fight to retain presidency [Video]

Poland's Duda in nail-biting fight to retain presidency

Late poll gives Duda razor-thin lead over challenger Rafal Trzaskowski with official results expected later on Monday.

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Poland votes: Poles head to the ballot box in knife-edge presidential election runoff [Video]

Poland votes: Poles head to the ballot box in knife-edge presidential election runoff

Poland votes: Poles head to the ballot box in knife-edge presidential election runoff

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