In Poland, the church and state are moving steadily closer together. The conservative government benefits from the Catholic Church’s popularity, while the church wants more influence in matters of state. Few in the church are critical of the trend.
The University of Warsaw's most popular course is a new offering: its Institute of Sociology course analyzing the country's most powerful politician, Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
As Poland marks the 50th anniversary of a notorious anti-Semitic campaign, some of its leaders call for a clampdown on historical debate and speak darkly about enemies within. The echoes of '68 are hard to ignore.
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss one of its vice presidents. Ryszard Czarnecki of Poland's ruling PiS party had compared a rival Polish MEP to a Nazi collaborator.
Warsaw doesn't appear ready to back down as the EU targets its judicial reform. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, has said that the program of "deep changes" in Poland "will not slow down."
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