Locked content Two PO senators join PiS

Senators Andrzej Misiołek and Leszek Piechota announced that they’re leaving the opposition Civic Platform (PO) to join the ruling Law and Justice (PiS). The reason for this decision is a statement from PO MP Borys Budka who said back in August that “the EU should give Poland an ultimatum” regarding...

Locked content PiS with record-high support – Kantar Public poll

According to the latest poll conducted by Kantar Public, if elections took place now, 50 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 17 percent would vote for Civic Platform (PO). PiS support increased by 5 percentage points, while PO’s support dropped by 6 pps. Other p...

Locked content Parliament approves judiciary overhaul

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party passed a controversial legislation, giving the parliament control over the judiciary system. The new law, yet to be approved by Senat and President Andrzej Duda, lowers the retirement age for the Supreme Court’s judges to 65 from 70, effectively forcing the imm...

Locked content Tusk likens PiS politics to Kremlin plan

The European Council President Donald Tusk accused the Law and Justice (PiS) government of failure on the international scene. “Intense dispute with Ukraine, isolation within the European Union, departure from the rule of law and judicial independence, attack on the non-governmental sector and free ...

Locked content PiS submits changes to the electoral law

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party announced its proposed changes to the election law ahead of next year’s local elections. “We will introduce two terms for mayors and presidents starting from 2018. (We also plan) to replace majority electoral law with a proportional system,” PiS MP Łukasz ...

Locked content PiS, PO support drops – poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place now, 36 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 18 percent would vote for Civic Platform (PO). PiS support declined by 2 percent, while PO’s dropped by 1 percent. Other parties that would get int...

Locked content PiS ‘dissapointed’ in Duda, but no need for early elections

Top officials from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said that they were disappointed in President’s Andrzej Duda decision to veto two of the three bills, which PiS claims would reform the judiciary. “We are disturbed by the fact that the president did not insulate himself from the influence of...

Locked content PiS with lead over opposition – Kantar Public poll

According to the latest poll by Kantar Public, if elections took place this Sunday, 35 percent of Poles would vote for ruling Law and Justice (PiS), while 21 percent would vote for Civic Platform (PO). PiS support declined by 3 percent, while PO’s increased by 2 percent. Other parties that wou...

Locked content Poland under scrutiny at the UN

Poland came under scrutiny at the hearing at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, where countries reviewed its record on rights, the rule of law and democracy. A number of nations, including the US, and nine EU member states voiced their concerns on recent judiciary and media bills, a...