Carbon Critical: Last Train from Bełchatów?
The key to energy transition is energy replacement—quitting coal.
The Fight for Poland’s Place in Europe
The two candidates in the run-off vote for the Polish presidency offer very different visions of the role the country can play in the EU.
Poland’s Troubled Presidential Elections
Viktor Orbán’s power grab in Budapest has overshadowed a parallel political drama in Warsaw regarding the presidential elections on May 10.
No Earthquake in Poland, But Some Shifts
The right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won re-election, but has a tricky four years ahead.
Who Gets to Claim History?
In a divided Poland, the trajectory of liberal democracy over the past 30 years is seen as a success by the liberal left. The ruling national conservatives have a very different narrative.
Close-Up: Rafał Trzaskowski
The election of the 46-year-old former Europe minister as mayor of Warsaw has caused ripples beyond the capital. The victory of this moderate pro-European …
A Perfect Opportunity
German-Polish relations have been rocky of late, but now Warsaw seems willing to change tack.
EU funds for “illiberal” countries come under scrutiny, but there seems little room for manoeuvre.
Not Part of the Club
There’s been talk recently about Romania’s relationship with the Visegrád Group. Don’t expect it to become a member soon.
Close-Up: Robert Biedroń
The mayor of Słupsk, a small city in northern Poland, has made a name for himself as a rising left-wing star fighting a tide …
Cutting Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face
Poland‘s Law and Justice (PiS) party has made no secret of its skepticism of the European Union. But if the rest of Europe moves …
An Existential Threat
Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.
A Dangerous Claim
Polish demands for war reparations from Germany could undermine the post-1945 order.
Budapest and Warsaw are undermining the EU’s values, but Brussels’ kid gloves are only making them bolder.
An Uneasy Marriage
Angela Merkel, seeking close ties with Warsaw, risks unwittingly furthering Poland’s leap to the right.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Niepokorni”
Poland’s new strong men prefer to style themselves as persecuted outsiders.