Poland is pushing the EU into crisis
- Published on: 9/13/2018
- Poland’s far-right party is subverting democracy, and setting the country on a collision course with the EU.
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Poland is changing. In 2015, the far-right Law and Justice party, or PiS, won both the presidential election and a slim parliamentary majority. Since then, they’ve been working to cement their power by firing judges, purging the military and civil service, and cracking down on protesters and the media. All of this has put the country on a collision course with the European Union that could threaten Europe’s hard-won peace and prosperity following centuries of conflict.
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