WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has requested a recount in six districts of votes for candidates to the Senate after losing control of that chamber in the country's recent...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pro-European opposition coalition in Poland announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that its candidate for prime minister as the country heads toward an October election will be...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers overwhelmingly approved two bills Friday that give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from European Union officials and others that the laws contravene democratic norms.
Supporters in the ruling conservative Law and Justice party said the changes would make Poland's courts more efficient and more accountable to citizens by giving elected representatives a role in choosing judges.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Poland's main opposition party said Friday it is calling for the dismissal of Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, saying his actions and choice of aides raise security questions.
Grzegorz Schetyna said his pro-European Civic Platform party was filing a motion in parliament for a no-confidence vote on Macierewicz. It was not clear when the vote would be held, but it is expected to fail, given the majority the ruling party's majority in parliament.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist government on Friday easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament brought by the opposition, which accuses it of steering toward "dictatorship" and "Bolshevik centralization."
The vote in the lower house, or Sejm, was 238-174 with four abstentions in favor of the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.
The result had been expected, given the ruling Law and Justice party's majority in the 460-member parliament.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party ended its weekslong blockade of parliament on Thursday, stepping back in what had been a bitter standoff with the populist ruling party.
Lawmakers from Civic Platform and another centrist opposition party, Modern, had staged the blockade since Dec. 16, first over a since-abandoned plan to curb media access to parliament and then over the 2017 budget they say was passed illegally.