A woman watches Poland’s minister for education, Przemyslaw Czarnek, speaking during an online commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s education minister has announced a new history syllabus that he says will frame the EU as an “unlawful entity”. His announcement on Polish r(...)

Poland’s human rights ombudsman, Adam Bodnar. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s top court has ruled that the country’s human rights ombudsman must leave office, clearing the way for the removal of a figure who has often b(...)

From left: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian senator and head of the Lega Nord (Northern League) party Matteo Salvini pose for photos after a press conference  in Budapest. Photograph:   Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish ally Mateusz Morawiecki have agreed with Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini to work (...)

Daily newspapers headlines with a special message ‘Media without choice’ at one of the kiosks in the centre of Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Albert Zawada/EPA

Several major Polish news outlets have replaced normal coverage with black screens and front pages, in protest at plans for a new tax that they say wo(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki: The country reported 197 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing its total to 12,415, with 606 deaths. Photograph:  EPA/Radek Pietruszka

Poland plans to accelerate its exit from coronavirus lockdown next week, as it prepares for a presidential election by postal vote that critics fear c(...)

President of Poland Andrzej Duda and  director of the Polin Dariusz Stola: the national conservative Law and Justice government has complained the museum is too political. Photograph:  Celestino Arce/NurPhoto

Six years after it opened, Warsaw’s award-winning Jewish museum finds itself caught in a widening row over political history in Poland – and citizens’(...)

Poland’s president,  Andrzej Duda, has begun began to play a more independent role in his country’s affairs. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a law that would have demoted officials involved in the imposition of martial law in Poland 37 years ago, i(...)

Protesters with a picture of Andrzej Rzeplinski, the outgoing head of Poland’s constitutional court, at an anti-government rally in front of the court  in Warsaw. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

In the chilly gloom of Warsaw’s Dominican Friars church, three confessionals are doing a roaring pre-Christmas trade – on a Monday evening. As people(...)