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Abortion ban takes effect in Poland after all Posted by on Jan 28, 2021

Most of you heard about “Strajk kobiet” that took place in Poland back in October 2020. Thousands of people were protesting decision in the nation’s Constitutional Court in Warsaw, that would have further narrowed access to abortion in Poland. As a result of the nationwide protests, government indefinitely delayed the publication of the court’s ruling…

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News from Poland you might have missed recently. Posted by on Nov 19, 2020

While our attention has been gripped by the US Presidential Election, the world is still going forward. With that here are couple biggest stories in Poland which may have missed your attention during coverage of the race for the White House. 1. Since October 22nd, hundreds of thousands across Poland have been protesting—in over five…

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No more lines at the Polish consulate while applying for passport Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

Few years ago I flew to New York to renew my Polish passport. I was pregnant, it was hot and I definitely did not expect to stand in line at the Polish consulate for few hours, before I was able to file my form… I bet a lot of you know the pain! My friend…

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Is U.S. visa waiver program in near future for Poland? Posted by on Sep 24, 2019

The fact that Poland, a major ally of the US, still does not enjoy visa-free travel to the US has been an irritation to the Polish side for some years. However, the number of visa applications refused has fallen sharply over the past few years. The American embassy in Warsaw launched a campaign in April…

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What number to dial in case of emergency in Poland? Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

If you are in an emergency situation abroad, you will need to know how to contact the police, an ambulance or fire department. I really hope you will never need to use this emergency call in Poland or in any other country! But just in case you find yourself in this situation in Poland, here…

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Is it legal to spread human ashes in Poland? Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

I recently said goodbye to a friend, together with his family, at the top of the mountain. He had certain wishes about his burial, before he passed away. It was a very sad, but beautiful moment. If your loved one was cremated, you may be planning to scatter his or her ashes, or at least…

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Can you fly with your pets to Poland? Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Poland is a quite welcoming country, both to people and animals (check this out )! So if you are planning longer vacation or moving to Poland, you don’t have to be separated from your pet. You really should not have much trouble in taking your furry friend with you, just make sure you comply with…

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