August 28, 1990 |
Lazienki Park is a civic treasure nestled amid the postwar Communist concrete of Warsaw. For the past 18 years, Urszula Maciejewska, a diminutive woman with short red hair and enormous energy, has worked as a conservationist in the park and now heads a staff of 40. They are largely devoted to caring for the park's magnificent trees, some of which, at least in age and size, are thought to be unique in Europe.
March 4, 2007 |
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop of Warsaw, the Polish Episcopate said Saturday, filling a post from which the predecessor resigned after admitting he had cooperated with the communist-era secret police. Kazimierz Nycz, the 57-year-old bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg in northern Poland, replaces Stanislaw Wielgus, who abruptly stepped down Jan. 7 at what was to be his installation Mass. Nycz is seen as holding an impeccable record under communism.
September 18, 1990
Poland's Parliament takes up the question of new parliamentary and presidential elections this week, with both sides of the now-divided Solidarity movement urging an early ballot. National elections in June, 1989, were only partly free, with Communists and then-allied parties guaranteed a minimum number of seats.
February 22, 1990 |
Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki said Wednesday that he does not want to see Soviet troops withdrawn from Poland until the issue of Poland's western border with Germany is guaranteed by a formal agreement on German reunification. "We believe that a new stage of history created by the reunification of Germany . . . must not be entered with any ambiguity regarding Poland's western border," Mazowiecki said.
November 12, 2013 |
Rising tensions between Poland and Russia flared into a fiery rampage on Polish Independence Day, when masked youths and right-wing radicals veered from a peaceful march to hurl bottles, trash and torches at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. Russia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the Polish ambassador to Moscow, Wojciech Zajaczkowski, to demand an apology for the attack and compensation for damage inflicted on the embassy and a security checkpoint at its front gate, RIA Novosti reported.
February 14, 1989 |
"Man of Iron," a film chronicling the birth of the Solidarity trade union movement, is being shown in Warsaw, Poland, for the first time since its premiere in 1981. The return of the film, which includes a cameo appearance by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, paralleled the start of talks last week by the Polish government and the outlawed union on reform.