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Demonstrators in front of the parliament building in Warsaw on Tuesday. The poster roughly translates as “Over the corps to the cell”. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Kuba Atys/via Reuters

The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has told opposition protesters, including politicians occupying parliam(...)

People at the anti-government demonstration in front of the Polish parliament in Warsaw on December 20th. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty

Poland’s lower house of parliament lifted a temporary ban on media access on Tuesday in an effort to defuse anti-government protests that have paralys(...)

Protest organised by the club of the Polish newspaper “Gazeta Polska” in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph:   Jacek Turczyk/EPA

Polish president Andrzej Duda will hold further talks with opposition parties on Monday to seek a compromise and end four days of anti-government prot(...)

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(...)

  Grzegorz Schetyna: Elected as new Civic Platform leader with 91 per cent of the vote.  Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Three months after losing power, the new leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform has vowed to take on the “embarrassing” national conservative go(...)

Poland’s prime minister Beata Szydlo and PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski: the new conservative government has taken control of the  country’s top court and secret services. Photograph:  Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Poland’s new national conservative government has been accused of staging a “creeping coup d’etat” for seizing control of the intelligence serv(...)

Conservative Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski embraces Law and Justice candidate for prime minister Beata Szydlo as they celebrate the party’s success. Photograph: EPA

For a woman set to be Poland’s next prime minister, Beata Szydlo looked more edgy than elated on Sunday night. Her national, conservative, EU-critical(...)