Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's governing Law and Justice Party, claims that European Council President Donald Tusk carries 'moral responsibility for a plane crash that killed Kaczynski's twin brother in 2010. Is he trying to defame a critic?
Lawmakers of the ruling Law and Justice party have pushed through the pay cut after the opposition boycotted the vote. Last year, the party's ex-premier gave her Cabinet ministers bonuses worth an average annual wage.
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.
The country already has some of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws, but the ruling PiS party wants to tighten them further. The EU human rights head has warned this would put Poland at odds with international law.
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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