PiS is derailing the debate from environmental issues to their favourite narrative: them being true patriotic Poles against the EU.
‘We got into the car, we had to go. There was nothing to think about. There is no other place in which we should be right now.’
Poland has been given one month to ‘address judiciary problems’ before the European Commission triggers Article 7.
After 5 days of protests President Duda finally vetoes two of the laws passed by Polish parliament and signed the third.
The current attack on the judiciary is an element of a broader regime change pushed by the ruling Law and Justice party and Jarosław Kaczyński.
On Wednesday, PiS submitted a bill draft to the Parliament whereby all the members of the Supreme Court will have to step down – except for the ones personally permitted to stay by the Minister of Justice.
Poland’s slide to illiberalism. PS Editors’ Podcast with Sławomir Sierakowski.