"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
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Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"A rational and seemingly well-intentioned readiness towards dialogue with the Kremlin resulted in irrationally demeaning us all."Danylo Lubkivsky
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"Every trivialisation strengthens the far right, as experience shows."Caro Keller
Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
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Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
""As politicians... our values are much more connected to the ethics of responsibility than to free opinions and feeling""Piotr Glinski
Polish Deputy PM and Minister of Culture
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The leader of the nationalist Bavaria Party has filed a case against the detention of the Catalan leader, likening his arrest to an abduction.
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The former Catalan leader has left Finland amid concerns he would be arrested. He has arrived in Belgium where he says he intends to cooperate fully with the authorities.
Fugitive Catalan leader Puigdemont arrived in Finland on Thursday for a series of meetings, an arrest warrant was issued for him a day later.
25 pro-Catalan independence leaders face trial for rebellion, misuse of public funds and disobedience as the Supreme Court in Madrid steps up legal action following last year’s illegal referendum and independence declaration.
Mainstream candidate Jordi Turull was denied victory by far-left CUP party
Thousands of demonstrators marched in Barcelona on Sunday March 18th in support of a pro-unity regional government in Catalonia.
Holding Catalan, Spanish and EU flags, the demonstrators demanded the election of a leader "for all Catalans" to the regional parliament.