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    1. June 26, 2016

      Brexit: Angela Merkel yet again at centre of EU crisis

      Behind the funereal calm of chancellor Angela Merkel’s response to the UK’s shock Brexit vote is a desperate attempt to...

    2. June 15, 2016

      Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki shuns post-Soviet liberal approach

      A year ago, Mateusz Morawiecki was running Spanish bank Santander’s operations in his native Poland, making him a...

    1. The World

      June 10, 2016

      Is 'illiberal democracy' spreading to Croatia?

      Even before the 1991-95 war of independence which liberated them from the old Yugoslavia, the people of Croatia...

    2. June 2, 2016

      Poland cannot afford to ignore Europe’s warning

      In the decades since the fall of communism, Poland has often been hailed as one of the EU’s great success stories,...

    3. The World

      June 1, 2016

      Rise of the cat leaders

      Politicians all over the world are struggling to cope with the new world of social media. Donald Trump has proved...

    4. May 13, 2016

      Illiberalism takes root in Europe’s fertile centre

      An illiberal political order is taking shape in central Europe. It is contemptuous of political pluralism, the rule of...

    5. May 2, 2016

      The use and misuse of history in Poland

      A hallmark of Poland under communism was the flagrant manipulation of history. The ruling party relentlessly falsified...

    6. April 5, 2016

      EU pressures Poland over court changes

      The EU sent its top problem-solver to Warsaw on Tuesday as Brussels sought to increase diplomatic pressure on the...

    7. March 28, 2016

      Protesting Poles fail to make headway against ruling party

      Tens of thousands of people protest regularly on the streets of Warsaw. The government stands accused of violating the...

    8. March 13, 2016

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s party is rewriting the history of Poland

      Under the leadership of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party has set about dismantling many of the...

    9. Brussels Blog

      March 11, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Pole Position

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    10. February 26, 2016

      Nato damned as ‘lightweight boxer’ by Polish political leader

      Poland’s most powerful politician has warned that Nato’s approach to Russia is akin to a “lightweight boxer”, as he...

    11. February 26, 2016

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski: Poland’s kingmaker

      Few people in Europe enjoy greater influence over their nations than does Jaroslaw Kaczynski. The white-haired,...

    12. February 19, 2016

      Friends, foes and critics lend Cameron their ears

      Over the past seven months, David Cameron has curried favour with dozens of big beasts of the European political scene,...

    13. February 5, 2016

      David Cameron wins Poland over to welfare benefit curbs

      David Cameron has won over the most important critic of his plan to curb EU migrant benefits, persuading Poland with...

    14. January 29, 2016

      Poland to try former Tusk aides over Smolensk air crash

      Poland will try five officials from the previous government over the 2010 Smolensk air crash that killed the country’s...

    15. January 14, 2016

      Poland’s threat to European solidarity

      The anxious chatter in Europe is about an axis of authoritarianism. Poland is becoming the new Hungary. The analogy is...

    16. January 6, 2016

      Poland’s new government finds a model in Orban’s Hungary

      In a modest guesthouse in the hills along the Polish-Slovak border, Hungary’s premier Viktor Orban on Wednesday visited...

    17. December 28, 2015

      Poland’s president defies critics to change how top court operates

      Andrzej Duda, Poland’s president, has waved through sweeping changes to how the country’s highest court operates,...

    18. December 18, 2015

      Lurch to the right opens deep divisions in Polish society

      Jaroslaw Jablonski was just a teenager when Poland rose up against communism in the 1980s through a campaign of strikes...

    19. December 10, 2015

      Marine Le Pen not Donald Trump is the bigger danger

      Donald Trump is disgraceful; Marine Le Pen is dangerous. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination has...

    20. December 8, 2015

      An illiberal streak spreads further across central Europe

      Even before the rightwing Law and Justice party swept to victory in Poland’s October 25 parliamentary elections, it was...

    21. November 8, 2015

      Poland poised to unveil rightwing cabinet line-up

      Poland’s incoming rightwing government is set to announce its cabinet line-up on Monday, as a spat between the...

    22. October 26, 2015

      Poland returns most rightwing parliament in Europe

      A spontaneous chorus of the national anthem rang out around the headquarters of Poland’s eurosceptic ultraconservative...

    23. October 26, 2015

      Poland’s shift to the right carries risks for Europe

      Over the past decade, Poland has stood out as one of the EU’s few success stories. At a time of unprecedented strain...

    24. October 26, 2015

      Kaczynski regains power as conservatives win Polish vote

      Poland’s conservative opposition seized back power in a landslide election victory on Sunday night, riding a rightwing...

    25. October 23, 2015

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski: the power behind the Polish throne

      Poland’s presidential motorcade pulled away from the evening event and off into the crisp September evening, but...

    26. November 27, 2014

      Ladybird struggles to lift off as prices fall

      The Biedronka discount store next to a coffee bar in Warsaw’s business district keeps a low profile. The name...

    27. January 8, 2014

      Call for Poles to boycott Tesco stores

      A senior Polish politician has called for a boycott of Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, amid anger at recent comments...

    28. December 23, 2013

      Poland attacks Cameron view on migrants

      David Cameron’s hostile rhetoric about immigration has caused anger in Warsaw, prompting two of the country’s...

    29. November 24, 2013

      Donald Tusk’s poll ratings fall as voting marathon looms

      Poland’s government may have seen it through two economic crises in the past five years, but people have become jaded...

    30. August 26, 2013

      Poland premier Donald Tusk slips up in party leadership poll

      An attempt by Donald Tusk to strengthen his position at the head of Poland’s ruling Civic Platform party has backfired,...

    31. July 17, 2013

      Poland’s opposition stages a comeback raising EU concerns

      The nationalist Law and Justice party of Poland’s combative former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski is making a comeback in...

    32. May 22, 2013

      Politics: Unpalatable rivals prove to be Tusk’s biggest assets

      In recent weeks Donald Tusk has fired two important ministers, become embroiled in a fight with his junior coalition...

    33. April 10, 2013

      Poland marks anniversary of air crash

      One by one, people wrapped against the biting cold walk along the dark pavement and duck into a decrepit apartment...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 8, 2013

      Poland's Kaczynski pulls iPad stunt, goes viral, fails to unseat government

      Jaroslaw Kaczynski may not be the obvious choice for Apple’s latest poster boy but his unorthodox use of the company’s...

    35. December 14, 2012

      The List: child actors, then and now

      As a 10-year-old, Mary Badham was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Scout Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of...

    36. October 30, 2012

      Crash story stirs Polish government anger

      An erroneous newspaper story claiming traces of explosives had been found on the wreckage of a Polish airliner which...

    37. June 5, 2012

      Euro 2012 to highlight Poland’s success

      Five years ago, there was one problem country and one rising star when Uefa, European football’s governing body, made...

    38. May 11, 2012

      Pension reform sparks Polish protest

      Angry labour union activists blocked access to the Polish parliament on Friday after the centre-right government pushed...

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