Polish organisations in UK get awards from British Queen
Two Polish organisations in the United Kingdom have received the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).
Success of the Polish Heritage Day
At the beginning of May, the UK’s Polish diaspora celebrated their festival. Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Heritage Day is one the first initiatives of this kind.
Young people support Europe, but in their own way
For young Europeans, the EU is primarily an economic community, rather than a community of values – according to a TUI report.
Polish distinctions for Italians
A former mayor of the town of Cassino, Giuseppe Golini Petrarcone, and Marco Patricelli, the author of a book about Poland’s war-time hero Witold Pilecki, have been decorated with Officer’s Crosses of the Polish Order of Merit for their services to Poland.
Ten Poles honoured with Righteous Among the Nations award
Ten Poles have been posthumously honoured with the Righteous among the Nations award for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.
Krakow fire department recruiting bugler
The Krakow fire department is looking for someone to join its seven-strong team of buglers to play a characteristic trumpet call from the tower of the city’s St Mary’s Church.
Saint Patrick and Poland
Celebrated on March 17, the national holiday of Ireland is extremely popular not only on the Green Island, but around the world. In Poland as well, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most celebrated foreign traditions. The cult of Saint Patrick, associated with the activities of the Catholic Church, is increasing in popularity.
Remembering the Righteous
Several hundred thousand Poles have helped Jews during World War II. The Polish Institute of National Remembrance has published a special album presenting the stories of 165 Polish ‘Righteous Among the Nations’.
Record-breaking Caritas Poland food drive
Nearly 1,300 tons of food was sent over the past Christmas holidays to 80,000 people in need, including large families, single parents, the homeless and institutions run by the diocesan Caritas offices. This is the result of this year's winter food collection drive titled "Yes, I help", organized by Caritas Poland for the eleventh time.
#BetterThanThat – the United Kingdom fights hate crime
Following the June referendum, in which the British voted in favour of leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom has recorded a staggering 41% increase in the number of hate crimes. Many of them, motivated by an aversion to immigrants, have also been directed against Poles. To reverse this trend, the Polish Cultural Institute in London has launched a campaign called #BetterThanThat.
A friendly place for animals
The town of Grudziadz is spending PLN 5 million on a new animal shelter, Bydgoszcz wants to expand its unit for abandoned pets.