Latest Donald Tusk News

EU top court says that Poland's justice reform infringes EU law

Jun. 05, 2023 11:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its rule-of-law fight with member state Poland on Monday when the bloc's highest court confirmed that Warsaw had refused to comply with EU rules on judicial independence for which it has already lost more than 500 million euros ($535 million) in...

Hundreds of thousands march in Poland anti-government protests to show support for democracy

Jun. 04, 2023 13:59 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in an anti-government protest in Poland's capital on Sunday, with citizens traveling from across the country to voice their anger at officials who they say have eroded democratic norms and created fears that the nation is following...

Poland's president proposes urgent amendments to law on Russian influence

Jun. 02, 2023 13:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that he was proposing urgent amendments to a law on Russian influence he signed this week that drew U.S. and European Union criticism. Duda said he was aware of objections, including in Poland, to the law proposed by...

Auschwitz museum criticizes use of death camp in politics after ruling party uses it in political ad

May. 31, 2023 08:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum has denounced a political spot by Poland's ruling party that uses the theme of the Nazi German extermination camp to discourage participation in an upcoming anti-government march. The state-run museum attacked...

US and EU criticize Polish plans for law that could keep opposition from holding office

May. 30, 2023 11:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union's top justice official on Tuesday criticized Polish plans for a law that they say could keep political opponents from holding public office without them having the full powers to challenge the decision in court. The EU also...

Poland's president approves law on Russia's influence that could target opposition

May. 29, 2023 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Monday he would sign a bill that creates a powerful commission, ostensibly meant to investigate Russian influence in Poland but which critics view as a tool to remove from political life the opponents of the ruling party — mostly notably...

Polish president seeks experts' advice on contentious law targeting opposition

May. 27, 2023 09:47 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aides to Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Saturday that his experts have begun analyzing a highly contentious law on Russia’s alleged influence in Poland, ahead of his decision on whether to sign it. Parliament on Friday approved the law, proposed by...

Poland's lawmakers approve contentious law targeting opposition

May. 26, 2023 15:42 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers on Friday approved a contentious draft law on Russia’s alleged influence in Poland that is targeting the opposition and may affect the outcome of fall parliamentary elections. The new law would establish a state commission for investigating...

Polish ruling party wants commission to investigate Russian influence; critics fear witch hunt

May. 24, 2023 12:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish ruling party is pushing for the creation of a commission which it says would investigate Russian influence in Poland. Critics view it as an attempt to create a powerful and unconstitutional tool that would help the party continue to wield power even if it loses...

Poland: prosecutors open probe into opposition leader Tusk

Apr. 26, 2023 08:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged abuse of power by opposition leader Donald Tusk when he was prime minister a decade ago, a step that critics of the ruling authorities are describing as politically motivated due to its timing ahead of elections...