Right-wing organizations claiming allegiance to the Catholic Church are mobilizing tens of thousands of supporters to demonstrate against refugees and minorities. Most of their members are young.
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.
The nationalist-conservative Law and Justice government has earned mixed results in its two-year rule, says DW's Bartosz Dudek. But despite right-wing rhetoric, Europe and Germany must not forget Poland's contributions.
Thousands of nationalists marched through the streets of Warsaw in a rally organized by far-right groups. The march has become the largest Independence Day event in recent years, overshadowing official state events.
Alternative for Germany's ethno-nationalists scored major victories with the election of Alexander Gauland and Jörg Meuthen as co-chairs. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports from Hanover.
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