The final deal also dropped demands for Poland to sign up to climate goals in exchange for green transition funds.
The statute of limitations for some communist crime cases had been to expire next month.
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Poland’s government is using religious arguments to make a tried-and-tested method of boosting the birth rate, in vitro fertilisation, more difficult and expensive.
Two ex-finance ministry employees are accused of running an organised criminal group specialising in VAT fraud while working in a department fighting corruption and official misconduct.
Eight years of rule will force PiS to take responsibility for Poland’s successes and failures, and those more interested in finding solutions to the country’s problems than seeking an end to the party have reasons for optimism.
Polish far-right party to propose anti-LGBT law plus limits on Jewish property restitution and abortion
The far-right Confederation wants an “anti-LGBT law” that would “ban LGBT”, as well as to restrict abortions and Jewish property restitution.
Denmark gave its approval on Friday for the construction in its waters of a planned pipeline to bring Norwegian gas to Poland, as part of Warsaw’s efforts to end its reliance on imports from Russia.
Schoolchildren around Poland have taken part in the annual “Rainbow Friday” (Tęczowy Piątek) initiative to show support for LGBT people. Notes from Poland looks at reactions.
Although the ruling party won a decisive victory, the overall balance of support for the government and opposition camps remains evenly divided.
The controversial memory law, though amended, is still in place, the Polish government’s historical narrative is stronger than ever, and Israel and the US appear to have accepted it.
Poland’s “anti-immigration” government is overseeing one of Europe’s biggest waves of immigration – but doesn’t want to admit it
Daniel Tilles explains how Poland’s government wants to reap the economic benefits of immigration while persuading its supporters that it remains opposed to it. This is a balancing act that will inevitably collapse.
Daniel Tilles analyses Poland’s unusually zealous enforcement of “insult laws” and how they are unequally enforced, creating a threat to free speech.
Stanley Bill explains the wide reaching judicial reforms PiS successfully managed to pass. The reforms, which affect many areas of the judiciary system, are a stark power grab that have elicited criticism from the EU and rule of law experts.
Stanley Bill delves into the details of Poland’s evolving populism. He discusses judicial reforms, comparisons to the United States, and the increasing tension with the European Union.