The independence of Poland's judiciary hangs in the balance. Many judges there feel under threat, and their resistance is growing.
Opposition candidates have taken three of Poland's bigger cities in a runoff election. The ruling Law and Justice Party remains strong in the countryside.
Poland's top leaders have led a march to mark the 100th anniversary of the country's rebirth as an independent state. The march took place at the same time and along the same route as an annual far-right rally.
The European Council head has criticized the Law and Justice party-led government for repeatedly clashing with the EU. Donald Tusk also warned against the emergence of a nationalist front in the 2019 EU elections.
The ruling euroskeptic PiS party has emerged as the winner in provincial council elections that were seen as a test of support for the party. However, the opposition scored in a key race for the mayor of Warsaw.
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