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.
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.
Bringing back aurochs is a competitive and ambitious venture aiming at recreating wilderness in Europe. But ethical and scientific questions linger.
Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
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.
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.
Can Poland reduce its dependence on cheap and dirty domestic coal power?
In countries that identify predominantly as Christian, scripture and its interpretations carry serious sociopolitical weight.
Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the U.S. meddling.
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.
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.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
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.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
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.