The turning of migrants into political weapons is the latest proof of the irrelevance of the UN refugee protection system in the 21st century. It is high time to reform it.
- European law has no precedence over the Constitution, says the government-controlled Constitutional Court. Polexit now looks like more than fantasy.
- The public opinion is losing sight on the democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe. Equally distracted, the EU risks a shipwreck on fundamental values.
- As the EU’s big powers are focused on responding to the health and economic emergency, Kaczyński’s PiS pushes to hold an unprecedented mailbox election
- The latest investigation of Riccardo Cristiano on the pivotal role of Pope John Paul II during the cold war. A multifaceted analysis on the man standing between two superpowers during years of uncertainty and incomprehension.
- The EU’s worst paid teachers went on strike one month before the European Parliament elections. Their ongoing protest might have had an impact on the poll results.
- In many ways, Kaczynski’s economic policy is similar to Orbán’s in Hungary. It is a mix of welfare and statism, while remaining open to foreign investment.
- Protests were organised and attended by large numbers of people in Warsaw and in many Polish cities
- In October 2015, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), the reference party for Polish conservativism, returned to power obtaining an absolute majority of seats and putting an end to a series of centrist-liberal governments (PO-Civic Platform).
- Poland is a country with a traditionally confrontational public debate. As a result, many messages are formulated in a particularly expressive way, especially when compared with the relatively peaceful political process. But in the last 18 months one could observe a process of radicalization of Polish public debate, as well as shifting the borders of what is permissible in public pronouncements.