euroskeptic populists won elections in Hungary and Italy, and as the EU confronts Poland’s right-wing government
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Democracy in Poland has made great strides since the end of communism in 1991, though challenges to democratic governance have never been far away. According to Freedom House, "the president of Poland is directly elected for up to two five-year terms, and members of the bicameral National Assembly are elected for four-year terms". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Poland’s new right-wing Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sacked his defence and foreign ministers in a major reshuffle
So far the 21st century is seeming a perilous place for late 20th century democracy values, norms
The executive arm of the European Union has launched unprecedented disciplinary proceedings against Poland, contending that Warsaw’s
A long-missing reel of songs has been rediscovered, offering a haunting document of the Holocaust
Dictator Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus balances Europe and Russia relations to keep power
The new government has passed several new laws that have raised concern for Polish democracy
Opposition members inside of Russia have been voicing concern recently about a law that was signed into effect that gives officials the power to shut down NGOs they view as “undesirables”
Europe is being forced to awaken to a new reality of a more confrontational stance from Russia that threatens to destabilize the continent and return it to an era of division and even open conflict.
Deep changes underlie dramatic shift in power during Presidential vote in the new democratic Poland