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Poland’s legal reforms do not comply with constitution, court rules | World news | The Guardian

The move appears to have set the government on a collision course with the European Union, which launched an unprecedented investigation in January into the reforms, which could result in punitive measures.

The chief justice, Andrzej Rzepliński, sa…

10 marca 2016

Poland’s Constitutional Crisis Deepens After Top Court Annuls Law – WSJ

The Constitutional Tribunal annulled new legislation passed by Poland’s right-leaning government that has divided Poland for months, leading to opposition protests and pressure from Poland’s allies to reverse the rules.

Polish Prime Minister Bea…

9 marca 2016

Polish Constitutional Court Strikes Down New Rules on Court – ABC News

While it bolsters the moral position of government critics alarmed at what they see as an attack on democracy, the judgment is nonetheless powerless to resolve the crisis because the conservative government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says it won’t …

9 marca 2016

EU Body to Publish a Report Bashing Polish Government – Forbes

In the leaked draft opinion, the Venice Commission said an ongoing constitutional crisis in Poland poses a danger to the rule of law, democracy and human rights. It emphasized that, in a democracy, mutual control and checks and balances on institutions…

7 marca 2016

Polish President’s first visit to Jewish Museum – Europe – News – Arutz Sheva

Polish President Andrzej Duda visited on Thursday the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw for the first time since its 2014 opening.

“The museum is spectacular. Not just the wonderful architecture, but the exhibition of 900 years of s…

7 marca 2016

Poland’s ruling party faces first test of support | Fox News

The vote is being held in the Lomza and Augustow region because its senator vacated his seat when he was recently appointed provincial governor. Among the six candidates is Anna Maria Anders who represents the ruling Law and Justice party.

7 marca 2016

Proposed Polish law would ‚shackle’ wind power, says industry | Environment | The Guardian

Coal-reliant country may be trying to slow the rise of renewable energy with a clampdown on turbine construction and maintenance, say analysts

7 marca 2016

Poland’s ruling conservatives say files cast new shadow over Walesa | Reuters

Newly-publicised documents have revived claims Lech Walesa, the giant of Poland’s struggle to overthrow communism, was a secret police informant in the 1970s – allegations still fuelling an old feud among post communist leaders.

Poland’s ruling cons…

28 lutego 2016

Thousands protest Polish government, defend former president | News | DW.COM | 28.02.2016

The latest in a series of anti-government protests in Poland has brought thousands of people into the streets. But this time they also came out to defend the man who led the pro-democracy movement that toppled communism.

28 lutego 2016

Poles protest against government

Thousands of Poles chanting "We will defend democracy!" and "Lech Walesa!" have rallied in Warsaw to protest moves by Poland’s three-month-old conservative government that they say undermine freedoms and the constitution.

Saturday’s march was organised by the Committee for the Defence of Democracy, which was formed in November in reaction to moves by the ruling Law and Justice party that have essentially paralysed the Constitutional Tribunal, preventing it from acting as a check on new government legislation.

28 lutego 2016

Venice Commission warns that democracy in Poland at peril in draft opinion – Radio Poland :: News from Poland

The Venice Commission was called to Poland by Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski for an opinion on the legal solutions contained in the amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal.
The draft report said that “as long as the situation of constitutio…

28 lutego 2016

‚We are unwilling to accept the breaking of our constitution’ | World news | The Guardian

Saturday 27 February the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD) are planning a “We, The People” march in Warsaw. The protest movement was formed in the wake of the Polish parliamentary elections in October 2015, when the rightwing Law and Jus…

26 lutego 2016

I made a mistake, says Polish politician accused of being communist-era informant – Telegraph

Lech Walesa, the former Polish president credited with helping to bring down the eastern bloc, has admitted he made a “mistake” after his signature was found on a document saying he had agreed to work as an informant for the country’s communist reg…

25 lutego 2016

Poland to change its street names in bid to ‚de-communise’ the country – Telegraph

Hundreds of streets, squares and bridges across Poland could have their names changed in a new effort to “de-communise” the country and rid it of anything that could promote totalitarian systems.

25 lutego 2016

Poland’s leading daily feels full force of Jarosław Kaczyński’s anger | World news | The Guardian

arosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, has a very special place in his heart for Gazeta Wyborcza, the leading Polish daily newspaper. He hates it.

The most powerful politician in the country gave a hour-long lect…

25 lutego 2016

Families welcome Poland’s new child benefit, economists sound alarm

Families in Poland are anxiously waiting to receive their first 500zl (€114) monthly benefit for each second and subsequent child. This was one of the most talked-about election promises announced by the ruling Law and Justice party ahead of its gene…

22 lutego 2016

What is the current mood like in Poland? Share your experiences | Community | The Guardian

Since the election of the conservative Law and Justice government last October, we’d like to hear your views on what it’s like living in the country

18 lutego 2016

Academics Furious at Poland President’s Threat to Strip Holocaust Scholar of State Honor – Jewish World News – Haaretz – Israeli News Source Haaretz.com

The office of President Andrzej Duda said recently it might strip Princeton-based historian and sociologist Jan Tomasz Gross of the Order of Merit he received in 1996.

18 lutego 2016

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