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Poland and Israel: difficult relations between two friends – by Marek Górka

On January 26, 2018, the Polish Sejm (the lower chamber of the Polish parliament) passed the law on the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), and that news provoked a strong protest from Israel. The diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel attracted the attention of media from all around the world but the real nature of the problem was not fully reflected in much of the TV coverage. Continue reading


Polish politics: a conservative revolution or post-democracy? – Marek Górka

Since 2015, legislative power in Poland has been held by Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS – Law and Justice), a conservative political party. The political environment led by Jarosław Kaczyński has set its sights on reforming the State thoroughly, being at the same time the absolute opposite of its greatest rival – Platforma Obywatelska (PO – Civic Platform), a liberal political party. It is worth mentioning that both of the political parties stem from the same place – Solidarity movement of 1980s. However, disagreements between those two political powers have been determining Polish politics since 2005. Continue reading