Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk

Poland's ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront

15 Mar 2019

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalist party aims to stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year with warnings that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture and should be blocked wherever possible.

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

18 Oct 2018

WARSAW Last winter, Monika Pawlik spent her days crawling through mud and digging trenches in frozen ground, training for Poland's home guard. Her daughter, Helena, hadn't yet turned 2 years old.

EU acting too slowly with Poland on court independence - top judge

15 Aug 2018

WARSAW Poland's top judge Malgorzata Gersdorf, who is locked in a dispute with the ruling party, has urged the European Union to move faster to defend her country's judiciary from government efforts to increase its influence over the courts.

Poland faces turmoil over contested overhaul of Supreme Court

04 Jul 2018

WARSAW Poland faced the specter of institutional turmoil and an escalation of tensions with the European Union on Wednesday, with the head of the Supreme Court refusing to comply with reforms that force her to retire.

Polish minister sees 'catharsis' in new Holocaust law

21 Feb 2018

WARSAW Patryk Jaki, the politician behind Poland's new Holocaust law, wants to end what he calls a misleading culture of shame surrounding his country's treatment of Jews in World War Two.

Analysis: Poland's new prime minister: a gamble that could backfire

13 Dec 2017

WARSAW Poland's new prime minister faces a difficult balancing act trying to repair bruised relations with the European Union without alienating the eurosceptic government's core voters.

Polish government presses on with court overhaul as criticism grows

23 Jul 2017

WARSAW Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed growing concern from key allies including the EU and United States and protests at home by approving an overhaul of the Supreme Court that critics say will undermine judicial independence.

Polish court overhaul meets growing wave of criticism, protests

23 Jul 2017

WARSAW Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed a growing wave of criticism from abroad and worries at home that an overhaul of the Supreme Court would undermine judicial independence. | Video

Airbus lifts lid on helicopter talks after Poland scraps deal

11 Oct 2016

PARIS/WARSAW Airbus Helicopters hit back on Tuesday at Poland's decision to cancel a multi-billion-dollar military helicopter deal, deepening a defense procurement row that has soured relations between France and its eastern European NATO ally.

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