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EU should take this chance to put pressure on Poland over eroding democracy

Country about to receive €16bn from EU’s coronavirus fund

Next Sunday sees a run off between the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, a vocal supporter of the populist PiS Law and Justice Party and Rafa Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw for the…

  • Oliver Sears
  • Te Irish Times

Since the president has the power to veto legislation there is more at stake than the domestic and international projection of a figurehead.

Since coming to power in 2015, and now in its second term, PiS has come increasingly to resemble its Hungarian ally, Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party.

It has taken over media platforms, stacked the…

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