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Will Poland’s good-guy status on Ukraine help its standing in the EU?

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Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine was a pivotal moment for Poland: proof positive it had been right about Russia all along, and the start of an immense national humanitarian effort. For its government, it is also an opport...

Poland’s door is open to Ukrainians – we know these refugees could be us

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The Ukrainian anthem has been playing from the medieval tower of Krakow’s most important church, St Mary’s Basilica. St Mary’s Trumpet Call, a traditional bugle call played every hour, gave way to this sign of extraor...

Death threats and phone calls: the women answering cries for help one year on from Poland’s abortion ban

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One year ago, on the night Poland introduced one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, the phone started ringing at the country’s most high-profile family planning organisation. Over the course of the eveni...

‘My grandmother hid Jewish children’: Poland’s underground refugee network

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In the attic of a cottage in the woods near the Polish village of Narewka, a young Iraqi Kurd crouches, trembling with cold and fear. Through the skylight, the blue lights of police vans flash on the walls of his hidi...

The Guardian view on Poland’s challenge to EU law: crossing a line

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“We are staying!” – that was the slogan of choice for more than 100,000 protesters who marched through Warsaw on Sunday, expressing their fury at the idea of a possible “Polexit” from the European Union. For now, ther...

Concerns grow over Poland’s treatment of migrants stuck at Belarus border

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Concerns over Poland’s treatment of migrants stranded on its border with Belarus are mounting after Warsaw this week ignored domestic and international criticism to extend a state of emergency and sought to portray th...

Poland’s government risks fines for flouting European court order

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Poland’s nationalist government risks daily fines for flouting a European court order, after EU authorities in Brussels urged financial penalties over what are seen as threats to judicial independence. The European Co...

Poland’s president signs bill to curb claims on property seized by Nazis

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Poland’s president has decided to sign a bill that would set limits on the ability of Jews to recover property seized by Nazi German occupiers and retained by postwar communist rulers, drawing fury from Israel, which ...

Poland’s coalition under threat as parliament votes on media bill

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The future of Poland’s three-party coalition government has been thrown into doubt as parliament votes on Wednesday on a controversial media ownership bill that could lead to the country’s largest remaining independen...

Is Poland’s chicken boom behind its devastating bird flu outbreak?

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“I’ve lost everything,” says Andrzej Lewandowski, an egg producer from the village of Brudnice in Żuromin county, about 100km north of Warsaw. Żuromin and the neighbouring county of Mława are the hub of Poland’s chick...

Nergal: the extreme metal musician fighting Poland’s blasphemy laws

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Blasphemy rather comes with the territory in the world of extreme metal. Since Venom proclaimed themselves In League With Satan in 1981, antagonising Christianity has been more or less compulsory to any extreme band w...