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European Jamboree Cancelled

Over the past two weeks, the European Jamboree Organization has been working closely with their partners in the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM, as well as the Host City of Gdańsk. After careful consideration of the available data based on the unsettled situation with

Polish system guides ships at sea

“Most collisions at sea are due to human error. To prevent them, we’ve come up with a system that supports emergency decision-making by suggesting a safe course to large cargo ships and non-commercial yachts alike,” Dr Piotr Borkowski from the Maritime University of Szczecin tells Polska.pl. There

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The country of three capitals

Over the ages, Polish rulers repeatedly changed their headquarters. The effect of this is a common misconception about the number of real capitals of the country on the Vistula river. Despite all the controversy, historians solved the problem by picking 3 cities and dubbing them

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Danuta Szaflarska

At first, there was “Zakazane piosenki” (Forbidden songs) and the role of Halina Tokarska, followed several years later by “Pożegnanie z Marią” (Farewell to Mary) and the character of the doctor’s wife and then “Pora umierać” (Time to die) where she slipped into the famous

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Jacek Kaczmarski’s Memory

Jacek Kaczmarski was a Polish poet, composer and artist. He died 12 years ago although his fans are still fighting with the stereotyping and generalising of his poems. He wrote about social and existential problems but he is most known for writing about historical and

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Ryszard Kapuściński

Ryszard Kapuściński was a Polish journalist, photographer, poet and reporter working abroad. He is known mainly for his books written on the topics concerning Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. Kapuściński had an incredible way with words. Even though the topic of his books usually revolved around

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Stanisław Lem

Stanislaw Lem is an author of science-fiction, satire and philosophy books. His words are known all over the world – they were translated into 41 languages which make him most translated Polish author. Lem was born in Lviv in 1921 (that time Lviv was a