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Poland liberal Donald Tusk sworn in as PM

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk pledged to work for that most important to Poles -- their health, salaries and public safety -- as he was sworn as Poland's new prime minister.

Poland two-party coalition Cabinet formed

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister-designate Donald Tusk of the liberal, pro-EU Civic Platform and the centrist Peasant Party have agreed to form a coalition government.

Atlantic Eye: Radek Sikorski's patriotism

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Poles have dumped Jaroslaw Kaczynski for Donald Tusk. A bone of contention: former Defense Minister Radek Sikorski.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Poland liberal Donald Tusk appointed PM

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose liberal, pro-European Union Civic Platform won Poland's general elections, Friday was formally appointed the prime minister-designate.

Future PM advocates closer Polish-EU ties

BRUSSELS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose liberal Civic Platform won Poland’s general polls, said his new Cabinet will endeavor to improve relations with the European Union.

Polish prime minister formally resigns

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski officially submitted his government’s resignation Monday to his twin brother President Lech Kaczynski.

Walesa might be Polish envoy to Washington

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Lech Walesa, former Polish president and Solidarity leader, said he is enthusiastic about becoming Poland’s ambassador or envoy-at-large.

Poland PM to visit three European capitals

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose pro-EU Civic Platform won Poland’s general elections, planned to visit Brussels, Paris and Berlin soon after he’s sworn in as prime minister.

Coalition gets Polish PM, 3 Cabinet seats

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, leader of the pro-EU Civic Platform, said its coalition Peasant Party is likely to get ministries of economy, agriculture and environment.

Polish election winners forming coalition

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Polish general election winner, the pro-EU Civic Platform, is winding up talks on a coalition government with the Peasant Party, a party official said Monday.

Poland PM to visit 3 world major capitals

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose Civic Platform won Poland's general elections, said his first trips as prime minister would take him to Brussels, Washington and Moscow.

Analysis: Poland ends Kaczynski reign

BERLIN, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The reign of the infamous Kaczynski twins in Poland is over. While Europe is sighing in relief, a new Polish government may update its relations with the United States and pull out its troops from Iraq.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Close contest expected in Poland elections

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Political analysts expected a close contest in Poland’s parliamentary election between the ruling conservatives and a pro-EU liberal party.

Poland leaders: Autumn polls inevitable

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Poland’s president and the head of a major opposition party agreed an early parliamentary election should be held in the fall, probably in October.

Poland elects Kaczynski as president

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Polish voters have elected conservative Lech Kaczynski as the new president, replacing former communist Aleksander Kwasniewski.

Polish presidential race neck and neck

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Polls leading up to Poland's run-off presidential election Sunday show support for both right-leaning candidates are neck and neck Friday.

Polish election headed for runoff

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Polls show Civic Platform Party nominee Donald Tusk with the most votes in Poland's presidential election Sunday, but not enough to secure the job.

Ethnic Pole gets more Belarus jail time

MINSK, Belarus, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An ethnic Polish activist has been sentenced to 15 more days in a Belarus prison after allegedly beating his cell mate, the BBC reports.
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