Beata Szydlo

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People take part in a demonstration organised by Polish Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD) in front of the Sejm (Parliament) in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday.  The rules proposed by Sejm Speaker Marek Kuchcinski limit the number of journalists allowed in the Sejm building. The rules are due to take effect in 2017. Photograph: Tomasz Gzell/EPA

Around two dozen members of Poland’s main opposition party extended their sit-in protest in parliament on Sunday after talks to resolve a dispute over(...)

The rules proposed by the Sejm Speaker Marek Kuchcinski limit the number of journalists allowed in the Sejm building. The rules are due to take effect in 2017. Photograph: Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA

Police forcefully broke up a blockade of the Polish parliament by protesters who said the ruling party violated the constitution by illegally passing(...)

British prime minister Theresa May meets Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday. Photograph: Tomasz Gzell/EPA

Theresa May has called for a “bespoke” arrangement between Britain and the European Union when it leaves the bloc, as the British prime minister conti(...)

A question of values

The decision by the European Commission on Wednesday to send a formal protest “opinion” to Poland marks a serious escalation in the tussle between the(...)

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(...)

Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled on Wednesday that the country’s December 22nd Bill, changing the court’s inner workings, was at odds with the constitution. Its ruling has put the court on a collision course with the government of prime minister Beata Szydlo, above. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Poland’s constitutional tribunal has declared war on Warsaw’s national conservative government after judges dismissed as unconstitutional a series of (...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

 Polish president Andrzej Duda: “I can assure you nothing exceptional is happening in Poland.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Polish president Andrzej Duda has defended his country’s recent changes to media and constitutional law, appealing to the European Union to “calm down(...)

According to “Godwin’s law” the longer an online discussion continues, the more inevitably one party will eventually accuse the other of being Nazis. (...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans: his announcement of a preliminary review of controversial new laws introduced by the governing Law and Justice Party will increase tensions between the EU and the new Polish government over. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Political pressure increased on Poland on Wednesday after the European Commission launched the first step in a procedure that could ultimately lead to(...)

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