Lech Walesa is alleged to have cooperated with the Polish secret police in the communist era. He rejects the claims and has called for an international investigation.
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.
For Poles, it had been a long time coming: after 48 years of occupation, the last Soviet soldier finally left Poland. The withdrawal of troops 25 years ago paved the way for Eastern European countries to join NATO.
Andrzej Duda has signed a bill to penalize people who discuss to Poland's role during the Holocaust. Some Polish officials have called for the law, which has been pushed despite criticism by Israel and the United States.
A new report based on handwriting analysis has suggested that Walesa worked for Poland's secret police in the 1970s. The former president and hero of the bloodless revolution has denied the allegations.
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