The independence of Poland's judiciary hangs in the balance. Many judges there feel under threat, and their resistance is growing.
Polish lawmakers have approved changes to the judiciary which would give parliament control over the selection of judges. The decision came in defiance of EU standards for member states to keep an independent judiciary.
Poland's nationalist-conservative Law and Justice Party replaced Prime Minister Beata Szydlo with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after weeks of speculation. The move comes ahead of an important parliament vote.
General Piotr Pytel has been accused of illegally striking a deal with Russian security services for the passage of Polish NATO troops back home from Afghanistan. Poland's opposition has decried the move as political.
Poland's opposition is trying to reinvent itself to better take on Jaroslaw Kaczynski and the PiS' authoritarian policies. But a symbolic gallows erected for the opposition shows that right-wing sentiment remains strong.
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