The tigers were being transported from Italy to Russia when they were discovered at the Poland-Belarus border.
As President-elect von der Leyen and her Commission prepare to take office on December 1, there are already plans being made to tackle poverty in Europe, promoting of quality jobs, and a European Union-wide minimum wage.
“I feel like an entire machinery is against me,” Judge Monika Frąckowiak told me when I met her last month in the town of Poznań. “I will continue doing what I’m doing but I fear others might be silenced.”
Parliament voted overwhelmingly to condemn a bill proposed by the Polish government that would criminalize sex education in schools.
Poland's government is pressuring the online streaming service to alter a map in its The Devil Next Door documentary series, which shows Nazi death camps inside the border of modern Poland.
"We have to return to our roots. Our world has abandoned God and Christianity," Robert Bakiewicz, head of a group organising the march, told the crowd.
The ECJ has ruled the 2017 reforms that lowered the retirement age for judges in Poland compromise the independence of courts and are gender discrimination.
The EU's Court of Justice has found Poland broke the law with its 2017 judicial reforms that changed the retirement ages for judges and public prosecutors.
A judge has ruled in the favour of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly after a group of women protesting fascism at an Independence Day march in Poland were beaten - and themselves charged instead of their attackers.
Ursula von der Leyen suggests a residence next to her office during her term as Commission president.
Sons of Polish navigator united with family who hid their father in Nazi-occupied France
Final results from Poland's parliamentary election on Sunday showed the ultra-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) had won a narrow majority in parliament.
While Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) has been criticised by Brussels over rule of law reforms, it's harder to find fault with its handling of the economy.
The ruling Law and Justice Party may continue to govern alone after this weekend's election in Poland, but smaller parties are making gains.
Climate change protests are becoming more frequent in Poland as public concern grows, but despite several attempts, the party has never had a politician elected to Parliament.
Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party is set to win Sunday's election, but will it be able to form a majority in parliament?
Poland's justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, says it was an attempt to interfere in the country's parliamentary elections this weekend.
The city of Katowice transitions to the future whilst remembering the past in this edition of Spotlight
Poland's long-awaited entry into the United States visa waiver scheme was hailed by the Polish embassy as "the news we’ve all been waiting for."
Earthquake injures 17 inside Polish coal mine
Tesa Arcilla is joined by politicians and journalists to discuss the major political issues that are defining and dividing Europe today.
Environmentalists argue the policy flies in the face of European Union targets for all member states to be carbon neutral by 2050.
What is certainly questionable is whether there has really been a paradigm shift in countries that wish to take part in the European project; a change which has meant going from being old nation states to becoming new member states.
Poland's ambassador to the UK has urged his compatriots to "seriously consider returning" to their home country after Brexit.
Poland's foreign ministry condemned an attack on Israeli students at a Warsaw nightclub on Saturday.
Poland's 2016 world speed climbing champion Marcin Dzienski took just 12.12 seconds to beat a lift up 23 metres in Warsaw. In this stunt he raced an illuminated elevator on the outside of the Westin Hotel in Warsaw, beating it to the top in a tightly fought contest.