Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
Bishop Desmond Tutu during South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.
Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.
This Auroch skeleton from Denmark dates to around 7,500BC. The circles indicate where the animal was wounded by arrows.
Bringing back aurochs is a competitive and ambitious venture aiming at recreating wilderness in Europe. But ethical and scientific questions linger.
What do you mean you can’t stick your hands up? DVA security operative at Poland’s private European Security Academy.
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Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
There are 48,000 Polish people over 50 living in the UK.
Family care arrangments likely to come under pressure under new migration rules.
It's never been used in the history of the EU, but Poland could be about to feel the full force of this powerful mechanism.
The European Union is threatening to suspend the state's voting rights if it pursues legislation to restrict its judiciary.
Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland just before Trump’s speech.
A historian who studies Poland witnesses the president’s visit to Warsaw, and casts a skeptical eye at the crowd that took in the president’s speech.
Poland’s first liquefied natural gas terminal, in the Baltic port of Swinoujscie,, under construction in 2014.
Can Poland reduce its dependence on cheap and dirty domestic coal power?
A bison on its way in the Bialowieza forest in Poland.
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In countries that identify predominantly as Christian, scripture and its interpretations carry serious sociopolitical weight.
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014.
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Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the U.S. meddling.
Urban and social art at the first edition of ‘Neighbours’ festival in Katowice, in 2014.
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As Poland faces more and more social divisions, citizen movements develop through informal activities to reinforce a sense of community and belonging.
The Law and Justice party are making a grab for the Polish capital, by making it massive, but ultimately residents may pay the price.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland on Jan. 11, 2017.
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An historian based in Poland sees many similarities between Trump and authoritarian nationalists like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński. But the parallels only go so far.
Nationalist protests will be more welcome than anti-government protests from now on.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
Australia and Poland could adopt similar policies to protect against economic shocks from China and the EU, respectively.
Business Briefing: what Australia can learn from a Polish economist.
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Visiting Professor Andrzej Rzonca from the Warsaw School of Economics is in Australia to talk about growth, the European Union, Brexit and much more.
Mixed neighbourhoods won't necessarily make people friendlier.
Women face an uphill battle to fight for their rights under illiberal regimes.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
West Africans who play professional football in Poland rest at halftime. Warsaw, Summer 2016.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.