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“Your body is a battleground”

By Katarzyna Kotula / 8 March, 2021

This year’s International Women’s Day in Poland is organised around the slogan ‘Women’s Rights. Without Compromise’. But more than in any other country in the European Union, Polish women’s rights are under attack again, by regressive and government policies that amount to full-blown war on women in the name of […]

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Electoral hold-up in Romania

By Victor Negrescu / 15 December, 2020

Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) won the recent Romanian legislative elections, with around 30 percent of the votes and more than 34 percent of the seats in Parliament. Despite these results and the huge negative impact of the pandemic on Romania, we now have a political blockage. The conservative President, […]

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From bored to horrified: the Romanian elections of 2020

By Cornel Ban / 11 December, 2020

These were meant to be the most boring elections in Romania since 1990. Polls anticipated an easy victory for the centre-right coalition of the National Liberals (PDL/ EPP) and the liberal USR-PLUS (Renew Europe). Defying opinion polls however, the Social-Democrats (PSD) came first (29 percent), and the centre-right received substantially […]

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The rule of law stalemate

By László Andor / 22 October, 2020

The seven-year financial framework and the recovery budget of the European Union have been taken hostage by a bitter dispute over the rule of law. The European Parliament (EP) asserts itself as a guardian of EU values, imposing its requirements at last on the spending machinery of the Union. The […]

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Polish choice between illiberalism and neoliberalism

By Bartosz Rydlinski / 17 July, 2020

One thing that was predictable was the fact that the incumbent President Andrzej Duda, associated with the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), was a favourite in this election and that he and his camp did not play fair.

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Poland: the post electoral landscape

By Anna Pacześniak / 17 July, 2020

In Poland, the presidential elections are frequently a turning point: a new beginning, followed by changes within the party system. This rule is likely to apply after the re-election of President Andrzej Duda, who has been supported by the nationalist-conservative government of the United Right. So, how is that possible […]

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Poland after the general elections 2019: a divided country in a state of suspension, where citizens don’t give up their hopes

By Ania Skrzypek / 18 October, 2019

On the bases of what has already been analyzed, it is clear that Poland is an exceedingly divided country.

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Joy or disappointment? The Polish elections in brief

By Konrad Golota / 18 October, 2019

Left- great come back, big perspectives, most promising MPs and one iceberg – the future cooperation – 3 separate parties or rather a unification – both options challenging and risky for different reasons.

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The future of the Left: how to cross the ten ‘plus something’ percent

By Michal Sutowski / 18 October, 2019

The electoral alliance “The Left” itself was established somewhat by a miracle.

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An anticipated, but yet astonishing result in the general elections

By Marcin Duma / 18 October, 2019

What possibly hadn’t been anticipated on was the scores noted for Senate, where PiS lost the majority.

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