For 50p (0.62 cents) an hour, Polish nationals were forced to work on farms, recycling centers and turkey factories in what British authorities are calling the country’s largest modern-day slavery enterprise.
Polish authorities arrested a former defence ministry official, a former parliamentarian and four more suspects as part of an investigation into the mismanagement of assets at the country’s state-owned defence firm, according to a statement released on Monday.
Federal Police arrested in Buenos Aires an internationally wanted drug trafficking suspect from Poland who had been living in Argentina under a new identity, Interpol stated on Wednesday.
The European Parliament has no obligation to tell the public what its 751 members do with their tens of millions of Euros annually in tax-free allowances, according to a verdict released Tuesday by the European Court of Justice (EC).
Three British waste disposal companies are under investigation by the UK’s Environment Agency for sending more than 1,000 tons of falsely labelled recyclable waste to Poland, according Angus Anderson, the agency’s communications officer.
Polish police arrested five alleged members of an international organized crime group involved in illegal trade of tobacco and seized over 39 million cigarettes, Europol announced on Wednesday.
The European Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourova, spoke out against EU members on Monday who may oppose linking European funds to rule of law, according to Politico.
Poland last year passed amendments to its judiciary that fail to comply with anti-corruption standards and allow politics to influence the justice system, the Council of Europe reported on Thursday.
Hundreds of members of the European Parliament are potentially misusing EU funds meant to pay for offices in their home country, but at least 249 of these offices either do not exist or are nowhere to be found, according to an investigation by 'Journalists of the MEPs Project' published Wednesday.
Two Polish nationals were charged on Saturday for allegedly importing more than one tonne of crystal MDMA from Europe and could face life in prison, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said.
A joint European police operation has led to the seizure of more than three tonnes of hashish off Italy’s coast, dealing another blow to a Polish-led criminal network that has been under investigation for two years, Europol said Wednesday.
Spanish authorities arrested 23 members of an alleged Polish drug trafficking gang, seizing more than a ton of hashish and property worth nearly €2.2 million (US$ 2.46 million), police said Friday.
Czech and Polish police have arrested a total of 19 suspects accused of producing methamphetamine for sale in western Europe, according to the AP.
Sweeping reforms rapidly introduced by Poland’s new government are threatening to undermine the country’s constitution and democracy, according to recent opinion polls, opposition parties and international observers.
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