Smog policies, US army, Fox News violation

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the US tweeted this photo with the message: "@FoxNews we appreciate your reporting on yet another war time criminal rightfully being brought to justice. However please DO NOT mislead your viewers by rewriting history #Trawniki Labor Camp was a #GermanNazi camp in occupied Poland. -@PolishEmbassyUS
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Poland seeks a permanent US military presence  
Unian (Ukraine)

President Andrzej Duda has expressed hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland. A U.S. Army base would, in his words, “deter every potential aggressor.” The United States hasn’t yet responded. Such an agreement would not only be costly, but could potentially anger Russia.

Polish environmentalists express disapproval of smog policies  

Nearly 45,000 people die from poor air quality every year in Poland, and most of the smog is created from household furnaces that frequently run on low-quality coal or even trash. This week, the Energy Ministry proposed a new set of norms for household coal heating thresholds. Several environmental groups in Poland see the country’s solutions to heavy smog as counter-productive. In a few heavily-affected regions, these new rules would dominate over tighter local regulations. Ultimately, they could be a step back in the the effort to reduce smog.

Fox News references “Polish Death Camp,” breaking Poland’s Holocaust law  
The Intercept (United States)

After violating Poland’s anti-defamation law banning the use of the phrase “Polish death camp” worldwide, Fox News may potentially face charges and a fine of $100 million. Poland’s new anti-defamation law is an action taken to protect Poles from blame for Nazi crimes against humanity committed during World War II.

Anonymous philanthropist pays for renovation of Jewish cemetery in Poland  
Haaretz (Israel)

An anonymous philanthropist is paying for the renovation of a Jewish cemetery in Żywiec, a small central Polish town with a population of 32,000 people. After World War II, the cemetery remained in a state of ruin and was cared for by only a few dozen individuals, as the community was unable to afford any proper upkeep of the grounds. The anonymous philanthropist expects that renovations will be finished in September.

Polish president observes treaty signing connecting tiny Polish town to tiny NZ town
New Zealand Herald 

During the Polish president’s first visit to New Zealand, Andrzej Duda observed the signing of a treaty that ties Pahiatua to the Polish town of Kazimierz Dolny. The document was signed by Tararua District Mayor Tracey Collis and the Polish ambassador in Auckland. Over 600 Polish refugee children known as Pahiatua’s Polish Children camped in Pahiatua.

August 21, 2018
Industrial market breaks record

In H1 2018, demand on the industrial market was 2 million sq m – this is the best ever result recorded in the market’s history. In addition, industrial stock in…

August 30, 2018
BSS Tour stops in Bydgoszcz

After three BSS Tour Polska conferences held last spring, the organisers from Pro Progressio are not slowing down and are already preparing for the next events. The…

Written by: Taylor Chin