Retrograde Poland - The Statesman

Poland has been on the turn since last weekend, close to 30 years after it jettisoned Communism. Indeed, the trend has prompted the generation that has grown up in a democratic framework to argue that while “Europe stands for democracy, where does ...

Poles apart - On Poland's war on democratic institutions - The Hindu

Poland's right-wing government has been waging a relentless war on democratic institutions ever since it assumed office in 2015. But it may have gone too far now with its moves to curb judicial independence, which have been categorically opposed by ...

Opinion: Opaque Poland - Deutsche Welle

Up until 2004, Warsaw Pact countries were clamoring to get into the EU. Poland grew and prospered. Has it gotten too confident? What do Poles want? What are the Polish government's goals? Bernd Riegert is confused. The gate outside Poland's ...

Poland blasts EU 'blackmail' over judicial reform after voting rights threat - RT

In the latest jab aimed at Brussels, Warsaw has accused the EU of blackmailing it over controversial judicial reform. The European Commission said it was ready to suspend Poland's voting rights at the EU. Read more. 1000s in Warsaw protest reforms ...

Polish president emerges as independent in judiciary row - New Zealand Herald

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " In Poland's most-watched political satire, the president is mocked as a marginal and pitiful figure. He waits endlessly outside the office of the country's powerful ruling party chairman, who can never be bothered to see him, the ...

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling party - Reuters India

WARSAW (Reuters) - On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of ...

Poland court reforms: EU says it is launching legal action - BBC News

The European Commission says it is launching legal action against Poland over plans to give politicians more power to sack and appoint judges. The Commission said Poland would be stripped of its EU voting rights if it went ahead with proposals to force ...

Stop blaming Trump for Poland's democratic crisis - EUobserver

Poland has been making international headlines for the last two weeks, over the crisis sparked by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party's attempt to take greater control of the judiciary. If you were to judge events purely on those headlines, however ...