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EU must take 'urgent steps over Poland's human rights violations'
CIVICUS, which track civic freedoms, put Poland on its human rights watchlist over the government's alleged attacks on judicial independence, women's rights, media independence and LGBTIQ+ people.
The unheard pain of abortion in Poland
A recent ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has made its already tough abortion law even stricter. On Unreported Europe we take a look at the implications of this law on those most affected by it.
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The Constitutional Court has ruled that the value and rights of Polish women are still up for debate. But women will not stop fighting for our rights to safe abortions and make decisions about our bodies.
Poland deploys riot police as pro-abortion protests spread
NGOs have condemned the use of riot police officers and the military and accused law enforcement of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.
Row as Polish leader says 'defend churches' from pro-abortion protests
"We must defend Polish churches, we must defend them at every price," Jaroslaw Kaczynski said, drawing condemnation from the opposition who accused him of "inciting civil war."
Polish court to determine fate of 'independent' human rights ombudsman
Since the populist party, Law and Justice, won power in 2015, it has taken control of almost all state institutions, except the Human Rights Commissioner's office but that could soon change.
Poland to give money to "LGBT free" towns denied EU funding
The government is to give €57,000 to Tuchow — three times that amount the so-called 'LGBT free' municipality had applied for under an EU scheme.
Race to be Poland's next president: Who is Rafał Trzaskowski?
Poland’s incumbent president Andrzej Duda topped the first round in the presidential election on Sunday, but now faces a run-off against the Mayor of Warsaw Rafal Trzaskowski on July 12.
Polish presidential poll on a knife edge between Duda & pro-EU hopeful
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Poland's all-postal election 'undermines democracy', warns HRW
Poland's government has moved ahead with plans to hold the presidential election on May 10 via a new mail-in system. Human Rights Watch says the moved would not deliver "free, and fair" elections.
Poland's liberals push back against the conservative establishment
The city's progressive mayor Pawel Adamowicz was murdered earlier this year
Brief from Brussels
Possible sanctions on Poland, debate and protest over weedkillers, and an update on Brexit negotiations
European Commission to decide on sanctions over Poland's rule of law violations
A new law in Poland threatens the independence of the Supreme Court.
Brief from Brussels: Commission looks again at Polish law changes
Polish rule of law under the microscope The European Commission is once again examining the rule of law in Poland.
Divisions of Poland's new defence strategy
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea and the subsequent fighting in Eastern Ukraine, neighbouring Poland has become nervous.
The EU at 60 and the bloc's love, hate story
The European Union is turning 60.
The EU and Poland is the 'marriage' heading for the divorce courts
Thousands of Polish women have protested against the politics of the populist right-wing government in Warsaw.
Polish women protest over planned abortion law
Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.
Poland: pushing towards a total abortion ban?
On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman
Determined youth of Poland use social media to battle right-wing shift
Since the end of last year, Poland has been ruled by a populist right-wing government trying to get a hold of public media and the Constitutional Court. But student Artur Sierawski has something to sa
Polish PM to face MEPs
Poland’s prime minister Beata Szydło is to face MEP’s later amid concerns over the state of the rule of law there. It looks set to be quite a
Poland moves to soothe tensions with the EU
The president of Poland has moved to boost his country’s battered reputation amid EU fears over the threat to the rule of law there. Officials are
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Europe Weekly: Poland under fire over media laws
In this edition of Europe Weekly: Poland is under fire for new media laws that have been described as an attack on the freedom of the press; the
EU to discuss Polish media laws
Poland’s new conservative government faces further scrutiny on Wednesday as the European Commission debates new laws seen as reining in the country’s
Poland and refugees. Where is the Solidarity?
There may only be a few Tatars in Poland but they have been in the country for centuries. The Imam, Janusz Aleksandrowiczat, of a mosque in
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Women want their place in politics
Politics is a man’s world. This cliché is still a reality in many European countries. After years of struggle, there are some cracks in the glass