The election of Law and Justice Party candidate Andrzej Duda as Polish president appears to have scared away investors. The Warsaw stock exchange tumbled 30 percent last year.
The US blue-chip stock market index has breached the 23,000-mark for the first time in history, powered by strong earnings and continuing its bull run in the wake of Donald Trump's tax cut announcements.
Rights group AI has published a damning report into measures taken by the Law and Justice government that have weakened the rule of law in Poland. In particular it called on Warsaw to respect the right to free assembly.
A new centralized agency will be responsible for funding Poland's NGOs. Critics worry it is an effort by the ruling nationalist conservatives to rein in civil society.
The German stock index — the DAX — is going from strength to strength, leaving equity-averse Germans wondering why. But there are clear reasons it is pushing into new territory, as DW’s Rolf Wenkel explains.
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