Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, citizen defense and paramilitary groups in Poland have seen their numbers swell. The government in Warsaw has officially included these troops in its plans for national defense.
The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up their military capabilities in the face of perceived Russian aggression.
Startup Poland wants to make Poland a hub for innovative ideas to find the know-how and funding needed to bring them to fruition. DW talked with its CEO Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa about what Poland has to offer.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has called for the prosecution of the journalist Tomasz Piatek. Reporters Without Borders gave the writer an award for his critical coverage of Macierewicz and others in power.
As far-right extremists plan to hold a huge rally later on Saturday in Warsaw, DW looks at how and why Poland's National Independence Day has been hijacked in recent years by the far right.
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