Poland News Review, April 12 – April 18, 2015

This week’s cover stories, from Inside-Poland.com.

A Polish businessman who can trace is ancestry to the aristocracy of old Poland has challenged British right wing politician Nigel Farage to a duel with swords in central London.

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Ukraine has introduced a new law that honours soldiers who fought in nationalist groups against Nazi Germany – but who are accused of acts of genocide against Poles in the Polish-Ukrainian borderlands.

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Poland’s Internal Security Agency has warned of possible cyber-attacks on banks and other IT infrastructure ‘in the near future’.

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The leader of a Russian motorcycle club that is planning a controversial ride through Poland to Berlin, to mark the end of the Second World War, is on the US and Canadian sanctions lists relating to his part in armed raids leading up to the annexation of Crimea.

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Poland’s prime minister Ewa Kopacz has responded to Polish bishops’ threat to withdraw holy communion from MPs who vote in favour of IVF laws – saying it is parliament that will decide the issue, not the Church.

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An officer with Poland’s internal security agency (ABW) has been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe after a sting operation involving the central anti-corruption bureau (CBA).

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Maverick Polish presidential candidate Janusz Korwin-Mikke has declared that Poland has ‘no argument with Russia’, and that it is in Warsaw’s interests that Ukraine remains independent, but weak.

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