In an unexpected move, Polish President Duda has said he will block two bills meant to reform Poland's judiciary by increasing the government's influence over the judiciary. Thousands of people across Poland have protested against the reform.
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 and the EU are on a confrontation course. There's even talk the country could leave the Union. How realistic is that scenario? DW put that question to Milan Nic of the German Council on Foreign Relations.
Poland’s soon-to-be Prime Minister Morawiecki has two years until the next elections to show if he will go down as another Jaroslaw Kaczynski puppet or a modernizing force. The ex-banker has his work cut out for him.
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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