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Polish President  Andrzej Duda won 45.24 per cent of votes in the presidential election. Photograph: Tytus Zmijewski/EPA.

Poland’s incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential election, but fell short of the 50 per cent he needed to win without a sec(...)

People take part in a rainbow disco flashmob in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, amid attacks on the LGBT community by president Andrzej Duda. Photograph: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Poland’s president has revived an attack campaign on the country’s LGBT community, warning Poles to be vigilant against “foreign” attempts to co-opt t(...)

The European Commission asked the European Court of Justice in January to suspend the chamber

Poland should immediately suspend the powers of a supreme court chamber created to discipline judges since it is not independent and thereby in breach(...)

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar: As UN chief earned a reputation more for diligent, quiet diplomacy than charisma. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary general who brokered a historic ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in late(...)

A protest rally marking the second anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, ahead of country’s parliamentary election, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

A Slovak court is still trying the alleged murderers of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, but the nation’s voters are poised to (...)

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin. File photograph: Collins

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin has called for legislation changing the eligibility limits for legal aid to be examined. Delivering the annual Bri(...)

 Former prisoners attend a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Death Wall during ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi  concentration  camp on Monday. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

Exactly 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, 100 elderly survivors gather one last time here on Monday: to remember the dead of the fo(...)

Dr Pawel Kaminski is admitting the three allegations of poor professional performance he faces at the fitness to practise hearing of the Medical Council. Photograph: Thinkstock.

A GP who failed to provide adequate care for a patient who later died of thyroid cancer has been found guilty of poor professional performance at the (...)

European Commission’s Valdis Dombrovskis: EU must put “our money where our mouth is” in terms of climate targets for 2050. Photograph: Patrick Seeger

The EU will mobilise investment of €1 trillion over 10 years in its European Green Deal to transform its economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, th(...)

There are 1,400 degree courses taught through English around Europe with the majority of them in the Netherlands, which is the number one destination for Irish students, with Poland, Denmark, Italy and Germany also popular. Photograph: Getty

In a country obsessed with the points race, it can be jarring to discover this is not how everyone operates. It was for one parent who asked at an ev(...)

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