A woman watches Poland’s minister for education, Przemyslaw Czarnek, speaking during an online commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s education minister has announced a new history syllabus that he says will frame the EU as an “unlawful entity”. His announcement on Polish r(...)

A man walks on Charles Bridge in  Prague, Czech Republic on Monday morning. The Czech government declared a state of emergency from Monday to try curb the sprea of Covid-19. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic has introduced a state of emergency to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as new infections reach or approach record levels in mu(...)