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Justyna Pawlak

Poland's euroskeptic government falling further behind with urban voters

Oct 22 2018

WARSAW Poland's ruling euroskeptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government's democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

Oct 18 2018

WARSAW Last winter, Monika Pawlik spent her days crawling through mud and digging trenches in frozen ground, training for Poland's home guard. Her daughter, Helena, hadn't yet turned 2 years old.

In training with Poland's volunteer militia

Oct 18 2018

SIEDLCE, Poland As Poland prepares to mark the centenary of its independence this November, thousands of Poles are training in all weathers for a part-time force meant to help defend the eastern European state from invasion.

Schweden nach Rechtsruck vor schwieriger Regierungsbildung

Sep 10 2018

Stockholm Schweden steuert nach den Zugewinnen der rechtspopulistischen Schwedendemokraten bei der Parlamentswahl auf eine komplizierte Regierungsbildung zu.

EU acting too slowly with Poland on court independence: top judge

Aug 15 2018

WARSAW Poland's top judge Malgorzata Gersdorf, who is locked in a dispute with the ruling party, has urged the European Union to move faster to defend her country's judiciary from government efforts to increase its influence over the courts.

Poland faces turmoil over contested overhaul of Supreme Court

Jul 03 2018

WARSAW Poland faced the specter of institutional turmoil and an escalation of tensions with the European Union on Wednesday, with the head of the Supreme Court refusing to comply with reforms that force her to retire.

Poland says EU needs more 'empathy' toward U.S. over Iran deal

May 26 2018

WARSAW The EU should pay more heed to U.S. security concerns linked to Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as the bloc decides how to address American sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Poland's chief diplomat said.

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concern

Feb 01 2018

WARSAW Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical truth". | Video

EU to Poland: comply with rules or you could lose cash

Jan 10 2018

WARSAW/BRUSSELS The man in charge of the European Union's budget raised the possibility on Wednesday of Poland losing out financially if it refuses to give ground in a bitter dispute with the bloc over its judicial reforms.

Poland's far-right: opportunity and threat for ruling PiS

Jan 03 2018

WARSAW When activists from eastern Poland traveled to Warsaw to join a far-right march, the local mayor from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) paid for some of their travel.

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