Poland has announced will keep logging in the Białowieża forest despite an European Union court oder to stop the operation. Warsaw argues it's logging is in the best interest of the forest and the local community.
Warsaw failed in its obligations to protect the Bialowieza Forest when it authorized the tripling of logging activities. The forest is one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests and protected under EU law.
A report for the European Parliament accuses Hungary of serious violations of EU values and recommends triggering sanction proceedings. It's unclear, however, whether the measure has enough support to pass.
The United States and its allies have decided to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a taste of his own medicine. It seems that the Kremlin is unprepared, the Russian journalist Konstantin Eggert writes.
The Council of Europe has demanded that Poland change how it appoints judges. That may be too little, too late: A new law seems intended to do away with the judiciary's independence, DW's Bernd Riegert reports.
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