For months activists have camped out in front of the Polish Parliament in Warsaw. They're counting the days since the ruling Law and Justice party undermined the separation of power in Poland by refusing to publish a constitutional court judgement.
Poland sees Ukrainian human rights activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska as an enemy of the state. But the German parliament has invited her to speak in Berlin, putting a chill on already frosty relations with Warsaw.
Demonstrations took place across Poland as President Andrzej Duda signed into law a measure that enables the right-wing ruling PiS Party handpick the next chief justice.
Poland's conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) is whittling away at the country's democracy. Contrary to its claim, recent judiciary reforms are not about "returning the courts to the people," writes Bartosz Dudek.
Leading Polish intellectuals, including a former president, are speaking out against the country's judicial reforms. Fearing Poland's democracy is at stake, they have urged the European Court of Justice to intervene.
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