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Only months ago Mateusz Kijowski was a computer specialist unknown to the Polish public. Today the 47-year-old is leading the largest civic protest movement that Poland has seen since Lech Walesa’s Solidarity defied the communist regime. His Committee for the […]

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One tragedy in Poland’s gathering constitutional crisis is that it reveals the degree to which the right-wing leaders there don’t get the basics of democracy. In openly defying a ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal, the Polish high court, the ruling […]

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Tens of thousands of Poles have protested in the capital Warsaw and other cities against the government, calling for constitutional order amid concerns over a perceived government crackdown on the constitutional court, known as the Constitutional Tribunal, and media. Saturday’s […]

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled Wednesday that new rules introduced by the new government to regulate how the court functions are unconstitutional. The ruling deepens a legal crisis that has upended politics in Poland and brought sharp condemnation from European and […]

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A European Union body advising on issues of democracy and its violation will not postpone the publication of its highly critical report on legal changes performed by the current Polish government, despite dissatisfaction coming from Warsaw. Though the …

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Poland’s conservative ruling party is facing its first test of support since it took power in November as by-elections to the Senate are being held in country’s northeast. The vote is being held in the Lomza and Augustow region because […]

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Tens of thousands of Poles chanting “We will defend democracy” and “Lech Wałęsa” rallied on Saturday in Warsaw to protest against moves by Poland’s three-month-old conservative government which they say undermine freedoms and the constitution. Poles protest over PiS ‘breaking […]

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