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Justyna Pawlak

How a Polish campaigner forced her way into parliament

25 Oct 2019

TORUN, Poland/WARSAW Iwona Hartwich was banned from Poland's parliament after camping out for weeks in a corridor last year demanding more state support for disabled people. This week she walked into the building to collect her certificate of election.

Poland's Kaczynski steps out of shadows to mobilise rural vote

11 Oct 2019

WARSAW Long cast as a reclusive backstage strategist, Poland's conservative chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski is testing out a new role as charismatic leader as he campaigns to mobilise the rural vote ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election.

Fighting for 'moral order', Polish nationalists eye election win

08 Oct 2019

WARSAW Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party hopes to tighten its grip on power in Sunday's election with pledges to redistribute its wealth more fairly and protect voters from the liberal values espoused by its centrist opponents.

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for vigilance about Russia

02 Sep 2019

WARSAW U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Monday to reassure Poland about Washington's commitment to protecting it from Russia, saying allies should "remain vigilant" about Moscow's election meddling and work towards independence from Russian energy supplies.

Broad coalitions key to fighting populism - Polish opposition

08 May 2019

WARSAW Poland's newly formed broad opposition alliance should be an example to others in Europe hoping to stem a tide of rightist populism ahead of European Parliament elections on May 26, centrist leader Grzegorz Schetyna said in an interview.

Finnish election highlights Nordic dilemma about welfare state

15 Apr 2019

HELSINKI Voters across the Nordics are telling politicians to safeguard their cherished, comprehensive welfare model but Sunday's election in Finland shows how prohibitive costs and a surge in nationalism make it hard for parties to deliver.

Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

28 Feb 2019

GDANSK, Poland Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party in Poland, believes ties between the state and the Catholic Church in one of Europe's most devout nations are "pathological" and need to be loosened.

U.S. meeting on Middle East brings together Israel, Gulf Arab states

13 Feb 2019

WARSAW A U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference aimed at building a coalition against what Washington sees as the threat posed by Iran also produced signs of a warming of ties between Israel and some Arab countries on Wednesday. | Video

Poland could limit use of Huawei products after worker arrested

13 Jan 2019

WARSAW Poland could consider banning the use of Huawei products by public bodies, a senior government official said on Sunday, following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei official in the east European country last week.

Poland's eurosceptic government falling further behind with urban voters

22 Oct 2018

WARSAW Poland's ruling eurosceptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government's democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

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