Duda highlights Poland-US friendship on Armed Forces Day in Warsaw

In a speech about the Polish armed forces during the national army day holiday in Warsaw yesterday, Polish President Andrzej Duda praised the importance of friendship between his country and the United States, Krakow Post reports. The durability of the NATO alliance uniting them has been in question ever since US

EU asks top court to speed up case against Poland over logging

The European Union's executive arm has asked the European Court of Justice to speed up a case against Poland over logging in its ancient forest, which has continued despite an order by the bloc's top court to stop immediately, an official said to Reuters. The ECJ told Poland 10 days ago

Ukrainian immigrants are powering Poland’s economy

Most literal labour market begins shortly after dawn. About 30 women and a similar number of men wait in separate groups beside a road half an hour’s drive south of Warsaw. The eager crane their necks to search for cars, the more resigned pace and smoke. When a Volvo pulls

EU Pushes Back Against Poland’s Judiciary Reforms

The European Commission launched legal action on Saturday against what it sees as Polish government attempts to undermine the independence of judges. It has given Warsaw a month to respond, according to Reuters. EU commissioners decided to launch the “infringement procedure” for violating EU law at a meeting on Wednesday, the first

Hungarian PM offers support to Poland in row with EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts, Reuters informs. Poland is overhauling its supreme court despite street protests against the move and the threat of EU penalties. "The

European Commission ‘very close’ to triggering Article 7 on Poland

Minister Beata Szydlo

The European Commission is “very close” to triggering the EU’s Article 7 procedure against Poland — a move that can lead to the suspension of a member country’s voting rights, Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Wednesday, Politico informs. The Commission will also prepare to start infringement proceedings against Warsaw for

EU urges Poland to put judicial changes on hold or face action

The European Union's executive called on Poland on Wednesday to put on hold judicial reforms it said would "have a very significant negative impact" on courts' independence, or face disciplinary action as early as next week, Reuters reported. The European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans also told a briefing: "These laws

Protests in Poland Condemn Judicial Reforms

Thousands rallied in Poland's largest cities on Sunday against the ruling party's judicial reforms, which the opposition says would kill the judges' independence and undermine democracy, Reuters reported. Late on Friday the country's parliament, where the Law and Justice (PiS) party has a majority, passed a bill giving parliament a greater