Steven Hoffman – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Sat, 26 May 2018 19:19:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Jacek Majchrowski to run for fifth term as Krakow president http://www.krakowpost.com/19061/2018/05/majchrowski-campaign-president-krakow-mayor-election-2018 http://www.krakowpost.com/19061/2018/05/majchrowski-campaign-president-krakow-mayor-election-2018#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 18:46:05 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19061 Jacek Majchrowski has made a last-minute decision to seek a fifth term as president of Krakow in elections to be held this autumn

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Poland’s Complex Relationship with Labor Day http://www.krakowpost.com/19012/2018/05/polands-complex-relationship-with-labor-day http://www.krakowpost.com/19012/2018/05/polands-complex-relationship-with-labor-day#comments Wed, 02 May 2018 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19012 Labor Day is rooted in the international workers movement, but many Poles now struggle with the legacy the communist regime left it with. Is the holiday still relevant in capitalist Poland?

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Poland ties all-time low ranking in Press Freedom Index http://www.krakowpost.com/18995/2018/04/poland-record-low-press-freedom-index-reporters-without-borders http://www.krakowpost.com/18995/2018/04/poland-record-low-press-freedom-index-reporters-without-borders#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:37:49 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18995 Poland continues its decline in the World Press Freedom Index, coming in at #58 out of 180 countries in the new 2018 listing by Reporters Without Borders.

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“Why did the żabka cross the road?”: Krakow’s frogs dodge cars to mate http://www.krakowpost.com/18965/2018/04/frogs-crossing-roads-poland http://www.krakowpost.com/18965/2018/04/frogs-crossing-roads-poland#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:58:40 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18965 "Why did the żabka cross the road?" In Krakow, it's no joke: Frogs are crossing busy roads in droves to mate. What can the city and its motorists do to protect them?

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Urgent fixes needed, tram drivers warn, as city planners downplay fears http://www.krakowpost.com/18937/2018/04/urgent-fixes-needed-tram-drivers-warn-city-planners-downplay-fears http://www.krakowpost.com/18937/2018/04/urgent-fixes-needed-tram-drivers-warn-city-planners-downplay-fears#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:04:24 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18937 Local tram drivers are urging the city to make quick fixes to Krakow's tram tracks and schedules – but city planners insist they have the situation under control.

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How many people live in Krakow? City planners would like to know, too http://www.krakowpost.com/18927/2018/04/krakow-population-number-zameldowanie http://www.krakowpost.com/18927/2018/04/krakow-population-number-zameldowanie#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:14:39 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18927 Officially there are 761,000 registered inhabitants of Krakow. But the true number is much higher – which is creating a headache for city officials and residents alike

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Poland rocked by protests against new abortion ban proposal http://www.krakowpost.com/18872/2018/03/czarny-piatek-abortion-law-protest http://www.krakowpost.com/18872/2018/03/czarny-piatek-abortion-law-protest#comments Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:48:51 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18872 "Fury": This was the theme of mass demonstrations yesterday in Krakow and throughout Poland against a renewed effort by the government to place greater restrictions on abortion

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Krakow hosts Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf as refugee http://www.krakowpost.com/18844/2018/03/kholoud-charaf-refugee-icorn http://www.krakowpost.com/18844/2018/03/kholoud-charaf-refugee-icorn#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:20:33 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18844 The City of Krakow has begun hosting Syrian poet and art critic Kholoud Charaf as a part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

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Why are all the shops closed in Poland today? http://www.krakowpost.com/18822/2018/03/poland-shops-closed-sunday http://www.krakowpost.com/18822/2018/03/poland-shops-closed-sunday#comments Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:54:22 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18822 Read about the new law limiting Sunday trade in Poland, plus our calendar of shop closures for the rest of the year (and a bonus comic!)

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PHOTOS: Krakow Women’s March 2018 http://www.krakowpost.com/18809/2018/03/krakow-womens-march-international-womens-day-2018 http://www.krakowpost.com/18809/2018/03/krakow-womens-march-international-womens-day-2018#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:19:35 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18809 This week, hundreds of women and their allies gathered in Krakow for the annual Women's March in defense of their rights and dignity

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