Polish president Andrzej Duda; and Polish ombudsman Adam Bodnar. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

Polish president Andrzej Duda has attacked the departing ombudsman as “anti-Polish” for suggesting their central European homeland has taken an “anti-(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling  Law and Justice (PiS)  party. Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s ruling conservative-nationalist coalition could collapse if its members fail to ratify the EU’s coronavirus recovery package, the country’s d(...)

A man gesticulates as he protests against a court ruling on tightening the abortion law in Poland, in Warsaw. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

Polish women’s groups and their supporters were braced for violent clashes with police and neo-fascists on Friday night as street protests against an (...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and now deputy prime ministerJaroslaw Kaczynski.  Photograph:  Wojtek Radwanski/AFP

Poland’s de facto leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has returned to frontline politics, taking on the role of deputy prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle des(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing, right-wing Law and Justice political party. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party was the clear winner of Sunday’s general election after early exit polls gave it nearly 44 per cent o(...)

In the eyes of the wily PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, securing enough seats for a second term would be his party’s just reward for a job well done. Photograph: Piotr Nowak/EPA

In advance of Poland’s general election on Sunday, all opinion polls indicate the national conservative Law and Justice (PiS) will triumph with an eve(...)

File image of Poland’s first president of the supreme court Malgorzata Gersdorf walking next to supporters, in Warsaw. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Jazwiecki via Reuters

Sitting in Malgorzata Gersdorf’s office, deep inside Warsaw’s monumental supreme court complex, there are only two sounds: the tick of a grandfather c(...)

A protester against violence suffered by Poland’s LGBTI community during a Pride march in Bialystok last week. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A leading Polish archbishop has compared the country’s LGBTI community to the “red plague” of the communist era. Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Kra(...)

Olli Kotro, Joerg Meuthen and Matteo Salvini, Italian deputy prime minister, during an international meeting of European right-wing parties, in Milan, on Monday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

With lofty rhetoric and classic populist messaging, Italy’s Matteo Salvini launched what he called “a vision of Europe for the next 50 years” in Milan(...)

Italian deputy premier  Matteo Salvini will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan next week. Photograph: Claudio Peri/ EPA

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of its far-right League party, will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan n(...)

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