The Law and Justice party has consolidated its power inside Poland by retaining the presidency – but battles with Brussels and a victory for Biden could cause it trouble
Polish voters are strongly divided on European issues. An unfair election could intensify these disagreements, threatening to turn Poland into an increasingly problematic partner for other EU member states.
The advent of coronavirus has set off a battle of narratives about the role of the EU. The winner will define Europe’s future.
Sooner or later, the coronavirus will be gone. In the meantime, it will test Europe’s resilience against not just epidemics but misinformation and scapegoating.
Emmanuel Macron should not shrink from addressing Poland’s democratic backsliding when he visits next week – and other EU leaders should quickly follow his lead
The EU's new pluralism has made public debate more political, as parties and groups have become careful to protect their distinct identities
Jaroslaw Kaczynski promises the ‘Polish model of the welfare state’ and social protection like in the West - but if his party stays in power after the October 13 election, the country will drift further away from its hard-won freedoms and connections with Europe
Polling on the upcoming election in Poland reflects a society often at odds with the ruling party. This is the election broken down by numbers.
Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.
Seven key challenges lie ahead of von der Leyen who will have to invent a magic formula to solve the political puzzles of the European Union