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Pawel Sobczak

Polish ruling party tries to broaden appeal as support wanes

Nov 29 2018

WARSAW With a year left until a parliamentary election, Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is trying to broaden its appeal to voters outside its core conservative-nationalist constituency, amid signs that its support is waning.

Poland reverses Supreme Court law changes after EU ruling

Nov 21 2018

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) rushed a legislative amendment through parliament on Wednesday reversing changes it had made at the Supreme Court that the European Union had condemned as undemocratic.

Polish financial regulator quits as government probes bribe allegations: PAP

Nov 13 2018

WARSAW The head of Poland's financial market regulator resigned on Tuesday, the state-run news agency said, hours after he was summoned by the prime minister over newspaper reports he had sought a multi-million dollar bribe from a bank.

In Warsaw's local election, Europe's identity crisis plays out

Sep 28 2018

WARSAW For would-be Warsaw mayor Patryk Jaki, allowing Muslims into Poland poses a threat akin to the Nazi invasion of 1939. His opponent, Rafal Trzaskowski, agrees the country faces an existential threat, but says it comes from Jaki and his allies. | Video

Defiant Kaczynski says Poland must avoid EU's 'social diseases'

Sep 02 2018

WARSAW Poland belongs in the European Union but should be careful not to be "infected by social diseases" that dominate the bloc, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Sunday.

Poland's populists face pre-election pressure for more social spending

Aug 02 2018

WARSAW Poland's largest union is threatening strikes this autumn unless public employees get a hefty salary hike, piling pressure on a populist government to expand already lavish social spending despite economic warning signs across Europe.

Poland pushes to replace Supreme Court judge who defied government

Jul 21 2018

WARSAW The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the naming of a new Supreme Court chief under a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

Former or not? Polish judge enters Supreme Court at heart of dispute

Jul 18 2018

WARSAW Malgorzata Gersdorf, who the Polish government says is now retired but who insists her term as the Supreme Court head runs until 2020, walked into the court on Wednesday saying the situation was "very tense and dramatic".

Poland opposition boycotts parliament independence day centennial

Jul 13 2018

WARSAW Three Polish opposition parties boycotted a special session of parliament on Friday to mark the centennial of independence, in protest against changes by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party they see as undermining democracy.

Polish-EU tensions flare again as new law requires judges to quit

Jul 04 2018

WARSAW A long-running dispute between Poland and the European Union over democratic values escalated on Wednesday when new legislation came into force that requires about a third of judges at the Supreme Court to retire. | Video

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