Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?

image by Beax  via Commons (licence CC 3.0) This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Although plunged immediately into a constitutional crisis that brought it into conflict with the European Commission, one year after its decisive parliamentary election victory Poland’s right-wing ruling party retains widespread support. It has come under fire recently over appointments to state-run companies and the … Continue reading Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?

Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s constitutional tribunal crisis escalated last month when the European Commission initiated the next stage of its rule of law procedure calling upon the country’s government to take action or face possible sanctions. But while the crisis is forcing the ruling party to expend political capital defending its position, it does … Continue reading Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s right-wing government, for whom Brexit means the loss of its main EU ally, blames the crisis on over-reach by the Union’s political elites, while the liberal and centrist opposition argues that the country needs to re-join the European ‘mainstream’ and re-build its alliance with Germany. Although Poles appear to be … Continue reading How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

What happened to Poland’s Paweł Kukiz?

image: “Paweł Kukiz“ by Piotr Drabik See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak A year ago rock star and social activist Paweł Kukiz caused a sensation when he finished a surprise third in the first round of the Polish presidential election. He held on to enough support for his new Kukiz ‘15 grouping to secure representation in the legislature … Continue reading What happened to Poland’s Paweł Kukiz?