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Mateusz Morawiecki and Jean-Claude Juncker

Polish PM Reshuffles Cabinet to Appease EU

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, ousting the controversial ministers of foreign affairs, defense and the environment in a move aimed at mending relations with partners in the European Union.

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Polish Judges Halt Sessions to Protest Right Wing Government’s Changes

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Judges in Poland took a 30-minute break from court sessions Thursday to protest government plans to restructure a council that enforces judicial ethics and evaluates judgeship candidates, saying the changes would leave them open to political influence.

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Nationalist Poland ‘Alone’ in the EU After Tusk Re-Election

WARSAW (AFP) – Polish media on Friday underscored their country’s isolation in the European Union after the bloc’s leaders re-elected liberal Donald Tusk as president despite strident opposition from the rightwing government in his native Poland.

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Poland Tells EU: We Value Democracy, Respect Our Sovereignty

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry says it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc’s recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw’s populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards.

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Polish Students March Against Elected Right Wing Government

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of students gathered Wednesday in Warsaw and other Polish cities to protest the country’s populist and nationalist government, with a range of demands that includes better ties with the European Union and protecting the environment.

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European Commissioner Flies to Poland Over ‘Democratic Standards’

The European Commissioner who said no European Union (EU) country could escape having “diversity” imposed on them has flown to Poland in the wake of a leaked document claiming the country “does not adhere to democratic standards.” Frans Timmermans is

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EU Snub: Polish President Signs New Media Bill Into Law

WARSAW (AFP) –  Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a controversial media bill handing the conservative government control of state media, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs. “It’s important to the president that state media be