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Under the proposed legislation, violators would face three years in prison for a mention of “Polish death camps.” Pictured is Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Photograph: Istock

Poland has disputed claims that a new law to punish false references to “Polish” concentration or death camps will hinder discourse about the country’(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions over Poland’s controversial judicial reforms were the main dish at a “working dinner” on Tuesday evening in Brussels, when Poland’s new prime(...)

Poland’s government is being reshuffled in a mid-term exercise designed to renew its energy and direct it more to the international difficulties encou(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Slawomir Kaminski/Reuters

Hungary and Poland have vowed to stand firm against what they claim is an overbearing European Union, intent on eroding the sovereignty of member stat(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron stands next to his wife, Brigitte Macron, Bulgarian president Rumen Radev and his wife, Desislava Radeva. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has accused Poland’s populist government of being isolated and out of touch with a changing European Union, as he end(...)

Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo: said her government was open to discussions. Photograph: Balazs Mohai/EPA

Poland has been given a month to address the “grave concerns” of fellow EU member states over its controversial judicial reform. Although Polish pres(...)

People shout slogans during a protest against supreme court legislation outside the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland. The poster reads “Free people, free courts”. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Poland’s upper house of parliament on Saturday approved a Supreme Court overhaul, defying the European Union and critics at home who say the legislati(...)

Protesters raise candles during a protest on Thursday night in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Adam Chelstowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint supreme court judges, defying a European Union wa(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party’s Member of Parliament Marine Le Pen speaks to  the press after French president Emmanuel Macron gave a speech during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Populism has been on the rise in the West for more than four decades. But the earth-shattering events of the past year, the Brexit referendu(...)

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