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EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has signaled she is considering more concrete action to address Poland and Hungary's democratic deficits. DW Brussels Bureau Chief Alexandra von Nahmen asked German EU lawmaker Katarina Barley if she agrees.
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Rights groups have voiced concern over the fate of migrants stranded in dire conditions at the border with Belarus for weeks. The Polish government recently imposed a state of emergency in the border area, restricting the movement of locals and journalists.
Following Belarus making it easier for migrants to enter from Iraq, thousands have arrived in Lithuania illegally. Lukashenko is weaponizing their desperate situation to push back against the EU.ollowing Belarus making it easier for migrants to enter from Iraq, thousands have arrived in Lithuania illegally. Lukashenko is weaponizing their desperate
A Polish businessman risked his life to film everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto. These harrowing 8 mm movies were stored for decades in archives, and are shown publicly for the first time in this documentary.
Daniel Libeskind’s first design, the Jewish Museum Berlin, made him famous. His architecture is about remembrance, but it also looks to the future. A conversation with a creative visionary who isn’t afraid to divide opinion.
Poland's right-wing PiS government is pushing US media group Discovery to sell 51 percent of its stake in the independent TVN network. TVN's critical evening news program "Fakty" has the best ratings in the country.
As Russia's parliamentary election approaches, bloggers close to jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny are mobilizing. +++ Poland's right-wing PiS government is pushing US company Discovery to sell its majority stake in the TVN network.
The dispute surrounds a controversial disciplinary committee for judges set up by the government. Critics say the committee has become politicized and is being used to influence judges. DW met a judge who lost his job because of a ruling by the committee.
Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia are still trying to contain wildfires. DW correspondent Barbara Wesel talked to residents who are taking stock after losing almost everything in the blazes.
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya tells DW she's happy to be safe in Poland. Speaking for the first time since officials ordered her home from the Tokyo Olympics, the 24-year-old says she just wants to pursue her sporting career.
Belarusian athlete Krystsina Timanovskaya is seeking refuge at the Polish embassy in Tokyo. She says she fears for her safety after criticizing her coaches. The International Olympic Committee has launched a formal investigation into the case.
Poland has granted an emergency humanitarian visa to Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya. The 24-year-old said she was thrown off the country's Olympic team and taken to a Tokyo airport against her will after she criticized her coaches.
Russia's former President Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed the US-German agreement on Nord Stream 2 that would pave the way for the completion of the controversial gas pipeline. Speaking to DW, he insisted the project was not political but rather commercial.
Peter Beyer, Germany's coordinator of trans-Atlantic cooperation, has hailed the US-Germany Nord Stream 2 deal. Talking to DW's Carolina Chimoy, Beyer also praises the new trans-Atlantic relationship under the Biden administration.
The EU moves to crack down on internet outlaws - Turkey's 'crazy' canal project - Does a ban on cruise ships go far enough to save Venice? - Africans highlight the plight of European migrants - LGBTQ rights in Poland - Sexual harassment in the Ukrainian armed forces - Should Dutch Islamic State fighters be allowed to return? - Climbing for gold at the Tokyo Olympics - Britain's slave trade
An artist in Warsaw is screaming for the Belarusian regime critics in Lukashenko’s prisons. Also: the largest brown bear population in Western Europe lives in the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain.
Jana Shostak screams for the Belarusian regime critics in Lukashenko’s prisons. Outside the EU Commission building in Warsaw, the exiled Belarusian artist calls for the imprisoned oppositionists not to be forgotten.
Polish utility PGE continues to mine lignite close to the German and Czech borders for use in a nearby power station. A top EU court ordered a halt to the operations but to no effect.
ECB expected to approve digital euro - El Salvadorans unconvinced by Bitcoin introduction - Poland under pressure to close lignite mine
News+++Ramaphosa addresses nation amid rampant looting+++Guinea and Senegal border dispute+++Kenya's maternal health care under strain+++Benin's warrior women+++Focus on Europe: Poland plans to limit Holocaust victims' restitution claims+++
European leaders condemn the shooting of a Dutch journalist as as attack on democratic values — Spain moves to tighten its laws against rape — Anger over Poland's plans to limit Holocaust restitution claims — Latvia becomes a new home for Belarusian exiles — and more!
After a pandemic-induced break in 2020, this year's event took place on a smaller scale as some COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Tensions are high in the region after Poland and Hungary saw a backlash against LGBTQ activism.
The Council of Europe's verdict on human rights in Europe makes unpleasant reading, saying the continent's democratic environment and institutions are in "mutually reinforcing decline." What has gone so wrong?
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