With its attempt to purge the country's courts of 40 percent of its judges, Poland's right-wing ruling party passed another milestone on the path towards establishment of a one-party state.
With it's latest reforms, Poland's leading Law and Justice party is hindering any progress towards a viable judiciary.
It would be a heavy lift, but revising the Iran nuclear deal would have some significant upsides, according to scholars at the University of Maryland.
Europe loses as many trees to storms each year as Poland produces in timber. Until now, the models for predicting which trees are at risk have not been good enough.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
Reforms to the judiciary are a threat to democracy – and that affects us all.
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?