WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ex-Polish President Lech Walesa and several other former leaders appealed Wednesday to the European Union to help defend the rule of law in their country under a populist government that is overhauling the judiciary.
In a statement published in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza, the former leaders said they fear that a new law regulating the Supreme Court that takes effect on July 3 will destroy the democratic system of checks and balances in Poland.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Five ex-presidents from Poland and Ukraine have made a joint appeal for reconciliation between their nations as growing nationalism in both societies and provocations from Russia have strained the alliance.
Hundreds in Warsaw bid farewell to filmmaker Andrzej Wajda
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of Warsaw residents and public figures packed a church Tuesday for a mourning Mass to bid farewell to renowned filmmaker Andrzej Wajda.
Wajda, who received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2000, died in a hospital Oct. 9 at the age of 90, just months after finishing "Afterimage," a movie that will compete for a foreign language Academy Award.
The film is a biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski fighting totalitarian Stalinist ideology.
Poland’s Lech Walesa loses state security protection abroad
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, the former Polish president and a longtime adversary of Poland's current leadership, has been stripped of state protection when he travels abroad, and says he believes the motivation is political.