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Is it a bluff? Some in Hungary and Poland talk of EU pullout

Sep. 25, 2021 04:51 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When Hungary and Poland joined the European Union in 2004, after decades of Communist domination, their citizens thirsted for Western democratic standards and prosperity. Yet 17 years later, as the EU ramps up efforts to rein in democratic...

Polish regulators renew license for Discovery-owned channel

Sep. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s broadcasting regulators extended the license of Discovery Inc.-owned TVN24 at the last moment Wednesday but also adopted a resolution to pressure the American company to sell its majority stake in the TV news channel, which airs coverage that is critical of...

Leader says Poland wants to be in EU, but remain sovereign

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician says the country's future is in the European Union and that there will be “no Polexit,” but that Poland at the same time wishes to remain a “sovereign” country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is the head of the...

Polish nun, cardinal who defied communism are beatified

Sep. 12, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top political leaders on Sunday attended the beatification of two revered figures of the Catholic church — a cardinal who led the Polish church's resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn't see. ...

Media, Holocaust bills test Poland's ties with US, Israel

Aug. 12, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is looking at a more difficult relationship with two allies, the United States and Israel, after lawmakers approved separate bills — on foreign ownership of media and affecting the property rights of Holocaust survivors' families — which the Polish...

Poland's ruling party regains narrow parliament majority

Jul. 14, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing coalition government has regained its slim majority in parliament after some defectors returned, the leader of the country's main ruling party said Wednesday. Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said the party's...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

Jul. 12, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wall in a leafy Managua neighborhood. Surveillance drones, he said, were watching overhead. ...

Polish draft law seen as targeting critical broadcaster

Jul. 08, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Proposed legislative changes that would ban non-European ownership of Polish media have angered critics who say they target the U.S. company Discovery Inc., owner of the TVN broadcaster that's openly critical of the right-wing government. The...

Former EU head, ex-PM Tusk to lead Poland's opposition

Jul. 03, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former European Union leader and ex-Prime Minister Donald Tusk was elected head of the strongest party in Poland's fragmented opposition on Saturday. Tusk, 64, said he is returning to Polish politics and to the opposition Civic Platform party to...