Polish deputy prime minister to resign

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Polish Deputy Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak says he plans to resign after he lost the election for leader of his Polish Peasants Party.

One decision left for EU patent court

BRUSSELS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Polish Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said agreement on a seat for a unified European Union patent court headquarters remained elusive.

Poland seeks closer Kazakh energy ties

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak is to visit Kazakhstan Friday to discuss boosting bilateral trade, including energy.

Belarus, Poland push for Yamal-Europe 2

MINSK, Belarus, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Construction of a second leg of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline is promising because of its low cost compared with other planned routes to Europe, officials said.

Poland seeks more gas from Gazprom

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Russian energy monopoly Gazprom may increase gas deliveries to Poland under the terms of a bilateral agreement to be considered in March, officials said.

Poland, Lithuania discuss power

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An agreement to link the power grids of Poland and Lithuania is expected to be signed in Warsaw Feb. 12, Lithuanian Economics Minister Vyatas Navickas said.

Polish coal miners on hunger strike

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ten miners went on hunger strike in coal mine pits in southern Poland as hundreds of miners protested in the mine and above ground demanding pay raises.

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.

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.

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.

Waldemar Pawlak ( listen) (born 5 September 1959 in Model, Masovian Voivodeship) is a Polish politician. He twice served as Prime Minister of Poland, briefly in 1992 and again from 1993 to 1995. Since November 2007, he has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy. Pawlak is the only person who held the office of Prime Minister twice during the Third Republic (i.e. since 1989), and he remains Poland's youngest Prime Minister to date.

He is also a long-time commander of the Polish Volunteer fire department, holding the rank of Brigadier General.

Pawlak was born in the village of Model, Masovian Voivodeship. He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology. While he was a student and during martial law he actively participated in strikes.

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