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Dariusz Matecki, a conservative lawmaker in the Polish Parliament, displays a poster showing a fetus during a vote on abortion on April 12, 2024. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Why Poland’s new government is challenged by abortion

Many Poles were outraged by abortion restrictions put in place during the previous government. That doesn’t mean they agree on the path forward.
People in Hamburg, Germany, protest against right-wing extremism and the AfD party on Feb. 25, 2024. Hami Roshan/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images

A far-right political group is gaining popularity in Germany – but so, too, are protests against it

Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany are taking to the streets to push back against the far-right, nationalist policies of the AfD, which currently holds 11% of the seats in parliament.
French citizens celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the country’s 2017 presidential elections. Lorie Shaull/Flickr

Debate: Why France needs the Fifth Republic

Opposition forces in France are using the president’s unpopularity to push for a new constitution. It’s a dangerous game.

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