Polish supreme court president Malgorzata Gersdorf walks to the court building, surrounded by supporters, in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photograph: Maciej Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki faced passionate attacks against Warsaw’s judicial reforms on Wednesday as a leading judge defied her forced (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban after the consecration of a statue in memory of Smolensk plane crash victims, in Budapest, on Friday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Prime minister Viktor Orban has urged Hungarians to defend the nation from migrants and EU meddling by backing him in Sunday’s parliamentary election(...)

Poland’s president,  Andrzej Duda, has begun began to play a more independent role in his country’s affairs. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a law that would have demoted officials involved in the imposition of martial law in Poland 37 years ago, i(...)

People celebrate the resignation of the prime minister, Robert Fico, and his government, during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, last week. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Slovak president Andrej Kiska has approved nominations for a new government, delivering a breakthrough in a political crisis triggered by the murder (...)

Candles sit in front of a photo of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, last week. The country-wide protests demand a thorough investigation into the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, whose bodies were found in their home on February 25th. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Robert Fico flashed the cameras a broad grin after resigning as Slovakia’s prime minister last Thursday. He looked like a politician who had outsmarte(...)

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and founder of Forza Italia, on an Italian TV show in  January. Photograph: Getty Images

With his perfectly dyed dark hair and his ivory-white teeth glistening in the lights of the television studio, Silvio Berlusconi – the octogenarian co(...)

Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

 European Council president Donald Tusk delivers an acceptance speech after he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pecs in  Hungary. Photograph: Tamas Soki

After helping Britain move a little closer to the EU exit early on Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk flew east to focus on the future of (...)

People demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on Monday. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Poland’s 18-month constitutional crisis has moved into uncharted waters after the president vetoed judicial reform bills that critics denounced as a t(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), attends a parliamentary session in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski/via Reuters

Polish political leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has weighed into the bitter standoff over his country’s court reforms, using an emotional late-night parlia(...)

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