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Members of a Kurdish family from Iraq in a forest near the Polish-Belarus border. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has warned that “further provocations are possible” in his country’s growing stand-off with Poland on the EU(...)

Supporters and members of opposition parties take part in a protest against the amendment to the Broadcasting Act in front of the Polish parliament building. Photograph:  EPA/Piotr Nowak

Another front opened up last week in the battle being waged by the majority of EU states to safeguard the rule of law and democratic norms in Poland. (...)

Protesters opposed to the media bill outside the Polish parliament building in Warsaw on Wednesday night. Photograph: Piotr Nowak/EPA

Poland’s prime minister on Thursday rejected criticism of bills on media ownership and property restitution passed by parliament, after the United Sta(...)

EC vice-president Frans Timmermans. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

EU ministers have given strong support to the European Commission’s attempts to persuade Poland to row back on plans to politicise its judiciary. Com(...)

Protesters gather for the fourth day to demonstrate against new media regulations in front of the Sejm building in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka

Polish MP Michal Szczerba is still surprised he sparked the latest round in his country’s worsening constitutional crisis. It was Friday evening and (...)

  Grzegorz Schetyna: Elected as new Civic Platform leader with 91 per cent of the vote.  Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Three months after losing power, the new leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform has vowed to take on the “embarrassing” national conservative go(...)

Poland’s prime minister Beata Szydlo and PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski: the new conservative government has taken control of the  country’s top court and secret services. Photograph:  Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Poland’s new national conservative government has been accused of staging a “creeping coup d’etat” for seizing control of the intelligence serv(...)

A woman walks by an election billboard in Warsaw featuring Poland’s prime minister Ewa Kopacz,  whose ruling PO party is trailing in polls. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

When Poland’s 30 million voters are asked to choose a new government on Sunday, prime minister Ewa Kopacz knows she may fall victim to third-term i(...)

Poland’s new prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, delivers her policy statement at the Polish parliament in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Radek Pietruszka

Poland’s new prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, has promised to expedite economic reforms before next year’s general election, but said adopting the euro (...)

Tusk’s gamble
  • Europe
  • March 28, 2013, 06:00

While pundits continue, Cyprus bailout notwithstanding, to predict the imminent demise of the euro, a vote of confidence from Warsaw should lif(...)