News - Archive
17.10.2012The modernised Data Processing Centre
On 26 September 2012, the modernised Police Data Processing Centre was put into use. Mr Jacek Cichocki, the Minister of Interior and Mr Marek Działoszyński, Police Commander-in-Chief took part in the opening ceremony.
17.10.2012Joint Polish-German border posts
In the six months of the joint posts pilot project, officers of Polish and German services carried out 439 patrols. German Police officers and Polish Border Guards detained 212 foreigners, who had crossed the border illegally and found stolen cars worth nearly half a million PLN.
17.10.2012Nearly 300 applications for restoration of Polish citizenship
For 4 months now foreigners may seek restoration of Polish citizenship, which they had in the past and lost before 1 January 1999. So far, the Ministry of Interior has received 289 applications for restoration of Polish citizenship, including 232 through consulates. Minister Jacek Cichocki has already issued 187 decisions – including 181 on restoration of Polish citizenship to foreigners. Outside of Poland foreigners file their applications in consulates located primarily in Germany, Sweden, the United States and Canada.
17.10.2012On Polish-German cooperation
On 17-18 September 2012, another meeting of the Polish-German Intergovernmental Commission on Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation took place in Erfurt, with the participation of Mr Piotr Stachańczyk, Secretary of State at MI and Ambassador Dr. Peter Schoof, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FRG. Topics included – inter alia – safety and security of border areas, as well as railway infrastructure.
17.10.2012Searching for missing persons: a conference at MI
Last year, the Police recorded over 15,600 cases of missing persons, including more than 3,600 missing teenagers aged 14-17. The Ministry of Interior together with ITAKA Foundation organised a second edition of the conference “Searching for Missing Persons in Poland and Europe.“
17.10.2012New Border Guard operation model
From the time Poland joined the Schengen area, the Border Guard has been responsible for protecting the external border of the European Union with the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and at international airports; the BG also conducts operations focused on combating illegal migration in the territory of the Republic of Poland.