2021 in Poland

Events in the year 2021 in Poland.

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2021
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Poland

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The Sejm assigned several patrons for year of 2021, so that 2021 is to be known as the Stanisław Lem Year, Stefan Wyszyński Year, Cyprian Norwid Year, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński Year, Tadeusz Różewicz Year, as well as the Constitution of 3 May Year in Poland.[1]

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EventsEdit

Ongoing — COVID-19 pandemic in Poland

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • 10 February — Several TV channels, radio stations, and web portals went off air in protest of a tax on advertising revenue proposed by the Ministry of Finance.[5]

AprilEdit

  • 1 April — Start of the Polish Census 2021.[6]
  • 14 April — The Constitutional Tribunal ruled paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Act on the Commissioner for Human Rights, which allowed the Commissioner to remain in office until another one takes up the position, to be unconstitutional. The Tribunal decided that the current Commissioner, Adam Bodnar, who had remained in office as the Sejm and the Senate could not decide on a successor, had to vacate his post in three months' time.[7][8]

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • 13 June — The city of Rzeszow holds a special election for the vacated office of President (Mayor) of the city. Konrad Fijołek, the joint candidate of the liberal-left opposition parties (KO, P2050, L, KP), is elected with 56% of the vote, behind by three right-wing candidates (supported by PiS, SP-P-K15, and Confederation respectively).

JulyEdit

  • 14 July — The Constitutional Tribunal rules that any interim measures from the top European court against Poland's judicial reforms were "not in line" with the Polish constitution. the Polish justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, said the constitutional court’s decision was “against interference, usurpation and legal aggression by organs of the European Union”.[12][13][14]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 7 — The Constitutional Tribunal rules that some articles in EU treaties are “incompatible” with its national legislation and unconstitutional. it also ruled that Poland’s constitution takes precedence over some EU laws.[16][17][18]

DecemberEdit

Scheduled/predicted eventsEdit

DeathsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "'This used to be your favourite show': Polish media stage blackout protest". theguardian.com. 2021-02-10. Archived from the original on 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  6. ^ "Poland's national census 2021. First numbers have been released". TVN24. 1 April 2021. Archived from the original on 12 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
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  12. ^ "Poland's judicial reform 'not compatible' with EU law, Court of Justice rules". 15 July 2021. Archived from the original on 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Poland's top court rejects EU court injunctions as invalid". Archived from the original on 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
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