Polish government

Sounding Out MEPs on the Polish Prime Minister’s Pitch to the EU

Morawiecki went to the European Parliament on October 19, where he delivered a speech that escalated the war of words between Warsaw and Brussels over the rule of law, claiming the CJEU was responsible for a "creeping revolution" that is undermining Poland's sovereignty.

Poland blocks migrants at Belarus border, warns of 'armed' escalation

Poland said it blocked a bid by hundreds of migrants to illegally enter the country from Belarus on Nov. 8, warning of an "armed" escalation as thousands more massed near the border.

As the latest grim chapter of Europe's migrant crisis unfolded, Washington and Brussels called on Minsk to stop what they described as an orchestrated influx.

Poland-Belarus Border Situation Deteriorates as Migrants Make Mass Crossing Attempt

Migrants massed on the Belarusian side of the border with Poland: Image: Polish Ministry of Defence

The Polish government called an extraordinary meeting of the crisis management team for 1pm Central Europe Time (CET). At the time of publishing, the standoff on the ground appears to be stable, with no major incidents as yet.

Belarusians in Poland Reflect on Ebb of Anti-Lukashenko Revolution

"But the circle was closing in on me and my friends," Belkevich tells BIRN. "The KGB started coming to our houses to checkup on us. Then one day, I got a notification from the police telling me to show up at the station for interrogation that Friday. That's the moment I realised it was time to go."

Polish Mothers Protest Treatment of Migrants on Border with Belarus

Former first ladies, Jolanta Kwaśniewska and Anna Komorowska, spoke during the protest in Michałowo, eastern Poland, on October 23, 2021. Photo: Attila Husejnow A woman standing next to an armed border guard, holds a placard that reads "This time a Polish extermination camp" during the protest in Michałowo, eastern Poland, on October 23, 2021. Photo: Attila Husejnow

BIRN Fact-Check: What the Polish Constitutional Tribunal Ruling Means in Practice

Like all 27 EU member states, Poland accepted the supremacy of EU Treaties when it joined back in 2004. Those basic tenets have not changed since. What did change, however, is that, of late, rulings handed down by the CJEU have begun interfering with the Polish government's takeover of the judiciary - a process which has been happening since 2015.

Is EU Close to Polexit?


The centre-right European People's Party (EPP), the largest political group in the European Parliament, sounded the alarm on Thursday (7 October), warning that Poland's ruling party is pushing the country towards 'Polexit'.