A Belarusian state handout photograph of a migrant at the Belarusian-Polish border crossing. Photograph via EPA

Worsening tensions on the European Union’s eastern border, where Polish forces have used water cannons against restive crowds of people seeking to cro(...)

A migrant girl  at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, this week. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/BelTA pool photo via AP

The distressing images of migrants standing in the freezing cold forests that straddle the Belarus-Poland border have united Europeans in contempt for(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/Pool/AP

As European leaders prepare for a row with Poland over legal issues that go to the heart of the union when they meet in Brussels this week, diplomats (...)

Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled last week that parts of EU law are incompatible with the Polish constitution. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/Pool/AFP via Getty

Brussels is preparing to retaliate against Poland for its challenge to the supremacy of EU law, which European Commission president Ursula von der Ley(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: John Thys/ AFP via Getty

France and Germany have thrown their weight behind the European Commission as it prepares to face down a challenge to the European Union’s legal order(...)

European Commission vice-president Vera Jourova has issued a warning to Poland. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has warned it may seek to impose fines on Poland if the EU member state refuses to comply with a ruling by the European Court (...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pascal Rossignol

The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against Hungary and Poland for discrimination against LGBT+ people in an escalating rule of law f(...)

Healthcare workers  help a patient in a wheelchair from a  special ambulance   in the town of Semily, Czech Republic.   Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

A fresh wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping across Europe, threatening a renewed round of restrictions to cope with rising hospitalisations and de(...)

A recent lawsuit and a series of interviews and financial records are providing a more unsparing look at the group behind the Golden Globes, which does not publicly list its roster and admits very few applicants. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been widely viewed as colourful, generally harmless, perhaps venal and not necessarily journalistically pr(...)

Satanist: Nergal, of Behemoth, on stage in London last year. Photograph: Gus Stewart/Redferns/Getty

The heavy-metal singer Nergal, aka Adam Darski, has fallen foul once again of the conservative government in Poland and is appealing a sentence for bl(...)

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