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Supreme Court  in Warsaw: Since taking office in 2015, PiS has upended judicial appointments procedures to appoint new judges in contested circumstances, including many critics say are PiS allies. Photograph:  Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto

Poland has hit the nuclear button in its legal conflict with the European Union, after its constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that Warsaw does no(...)

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(...)

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’(...)

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(...)

Pro-choice demonstration in Warsaw: A compromise reached with Poland’s influential Catholic Church in 1993 has, in the intervening years, been a source of constant legal battles. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Three former first ladies of Poland have attacked a proposal by the country’s national conservative government to tighten already restrictive abortio(...)