Poland blocks far-right march, will hold inclusive event
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The mayor of Warsaw on Wednesday banned radical Polish nationalists from marching on the 100th anniversary of Poland's independence due to security concerns. The move prompted Polish leaders to quickly draw up plans for an inclusive march Sunday that could be embraced by all citizens.
Warsaw mayor’s husband acts on order over house restitution
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The husband and daughter of Warsaw's city mayor have returned money obtained from a property restitution deal that was deemed to be unlawful.
Warsaw town hall said Monday that the husband and daughter of Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz have returned some 1.1 million zlotys ($318,000) each to the city's coffers.
Gronkiewicz-Waltz, who has been mayor since 2006, has been accused of turning a blind eye to irregularities in the restitution program.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A special Polish government commission is investigating irregularities in the restitution to private owners of Warsaw properties that were seized under communism.
Warsaw mayor slams plan to expand city as anti-democratic
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor harshly denounced a government plan to enlarge the Polish capital to incorporate 32 neighboring municipalities, describing it Thursday as the type of power grab one expects in an authoritarian state like Belarus or Russia.
Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor said Friday she was firing three officials for what she described as lax oversight over town hall decisions to return property seized by the communists to private owners.
Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz also said she wants a special commission to review every restitution decision in Warsaw since 1990, when claims for the return of seized real estate became possible after Poland's transition to democracy.