Donald Tusk Local Elections Politics Szymon Hołownia Commentary Poland

Tusk devours novice Szymon Hołownia who becomes the butt of political jokes

The political identity and intended role of Polish Parliament Speaker Szymon Hołownia remain unclear. Although he was prominently featured by the liberal coalition-friendly TVN broadcaster — far more than just a television network, but rather a kind of cartel connecting business, special services, and a strong media presence — the purpose of this entire operation […]
Local Elections PiS Politics strategy Commentary Poland
3 WEEKS AGOLocal Elections PiS Politics strategy Commentary Poland

Can Poland’s conservatives learn from their mistakes? PiS rolls out new local election strategy

In a strategic pivot for the upcoming local elections, Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party aims to lower the emotional climate to curb anti-PiS voter mobilization amid falling Third Way alliance support and a more optimistic outlook than in previous months, writes political commentator Kamila Baranowska

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Poland map Left-liberal government PiS PO Politics State Commentary Poland
3M AGOLeft-liberal government PiS PO Politics State Commentary Poland

Tusk’s ‘clean up’ act of Polish institutions could have far worse consequences than anything done by his predecessors

The justification of “cleaning up after PiS” has become a ubiquitous mantra for the current government in Poland. Yet, instead of witnessing a cleanup, we are plunged into unprecedented chaos, writes conservative columnist Łukasz Warzecha

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Campaing Parliamentary Election Politics Public Debate society Commentary Poland
7M AGOCampaing Parliamentary Election Politics Public Debate society Commentary Poland

Political discord reaches new heights in Poland, signaling a degeneration of public life

Instead of high-minded debates and programmatic agendas, politics in Poland has been reduced to a series of shouting matches and confrontations, writes conservative columnist and writer Łukasz Warzecha

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Polish politics Law and Justice PiS Polish opposition Politics Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOLaw and Justice PiS Polish opposition Politics Commentary Poland

A third term for ruling party would ensure Polish sovereignty

If Law and Justice (PiS) were to win a third term in next year’s parliamentary elections, it would prove that it is possible for a Polish government to pursue a sovereign course when faced with Russia, the EU and even the USA, says Jakub Maciejewski

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Russia Putin History Peter the Great Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOHistory Peter the Great Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary Poland

Putin wants to emulate Peter the Great

Putin’s appearance at the exhibition in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great gave him the chance to build the narrative that he, like Peter the Great, is not conquering but recovering territory that is rightfully Russia’s, writes Grzegorz Górny on wPolityce.pl

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Jarosław Kaczyński PiS Law and Justice convention Convention Jarosław Kaczyński Law and Justice PiS Politics News Poland
2 YEARS AGOConvention Jarosław Kaczyński Law and Justice PiS Politics News Poland

Kaczyński rallies his party at Warsaw convention

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland, and who serves as deputy prime minister, used the occasion of a party convention to rally members in preparation for election year 2023 which will decide if the party gets an unprecedented third term in office

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Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki (second L), LAw and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński (C) and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky (second R) in Kyiv. Boris Johnson Central and Eastern Europe EU European Union New project Politics Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOBoris Johnson Central and Eastern Europe EU European Union New project Politics Commentary Poland

New European alliance could give Poland an alternative to the European Union

A new project of a broader Europe associated with the EU but with a freer and wider market and mutual military assistance might be the solution for the current political crisis in the EU caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writes Tomasz Sakiewicz for portal niezależna.pl

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Jarosław-Kaczyński Poland PiS Law and Justice PiS Polish opposition Politics Ukraine war Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOLaw and Justice PiS Polish opposition Politics Ukraine war Commentary Poland

Poles rally around the flag but not necessarily the ruling conservative party

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine proved the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party had the best assessment of the threat Russia posed, but that has not translated into a surge for the ruling party because of other long-standing problems, writes Agaton Koziński for portal wp.pl

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Artur Wróblewski Law and Justice Opinion poll PiS Politics News Poland
2 YEARS AGOArtur Wróblewski Law and Justice Opinion poll PiS Politics News Poland

Poland’s ruling party seems to be passing war test, but economic difficulties could mean challenges ahead

Political scientist Artur Wróblewski tells the wPolityce portal that the present poll ratings for Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party are very encouraging but warns they do not guarantee success in the election next year

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Confederation rally scandal Auschwitz Confederation Grzegorz Braun Janusz Korwin-Mikke Politics News Poland
2 YEARS AGOAuschwitz Confederation Grzegorz Braun Janusz Korwin-Mikke Politics News Poland

Poland: Confederation party unveils controversial banner front of parliament

Members of the Confederation party used a “Vaccination Sets you Free” banner during their anti-vaccination protests which resembled the infamous sign above the entrance to the German death camp Auschwitz

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Andrej Babiš, Viktro Orbán, Czech Republic, migration Andrej Babiš Czechia Hungary Politics Viktor Orbán Commentary Poland
3 YEARS AGOAndrej Babiš Czechia Hungary Politics Viktor Orbán Commentary Poland

The curious friendship between Viktor Orbán and Andrej Babiš

The Hungarian PM is openly supporting his Czech counterpart prior to the Czech elections despite Hungary’s feud with EU commissioner Vera Jourova, who hails from the same party as Andrej Babiš, writes wPolityce.pl columnist Grzegorz Górny

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Kaczyński Morawiecki Poland United Right Civic Platform Law and Justice Polish opposition Politics United Right Commentary Poland
3 YEARS AGOCivic Platform Law and Justice Polish opposition Politics United Right Commentary Poland

Opinion: Polish United Right has a very good chance at winning third term

The opposition has revealed its true colors to Poles. The question is: Will the United Right use this opportunity, and how? Columnist for wpolityce.pl Michał Karnowski offers his analysis

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