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Questions tagged [poland]

Questions related to the government or politics regarding Poland.

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Any backlash against Ukrainians working in Poland? What's the Polish public opinion on Ukrainian guest workers?

According to Eurostat, in 2016 the vast majority of new work permits for non-EU citizens were issued by Poland for Ukrainians, nearly half a million such permits. Bloomberg has a background article ...
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How did Poland and Hungary manage to take over (nationalize) mandatory private pensions without breaking private property right?

Mandatory private pensions are still in focus in Romania after the Government thought about suspending contributions to them: The Government may suspend the contributions to mandatory private ...
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Can the EU suspend the voting rights for two countries at once?

According to Deutsche Welle the European Parliament backed the EU Commission in triggering article 7 against Poland: The European Parliament has backed a resolution supporting a recommendation ...
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Polish Holocaust law: Is everybody talking about the wrong thing?

Currently, there is an ongoing discussion about the new Polish 'Holocaust law' and the possible whitewashing of their own past. Then I read excerpts of the text. I primarily used the translation on ...
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Was there any public reaction inside Poland when Poles abroad were asked to report ‘Anti-Polish’ statements?

According to this article Poland's senate leader has appealed to Poles living abroad to report to the authorities any statements deemed to hurt "Poland's good name": Warsaw, Poland (AP) -- Poland's ...
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Why is Poland's proposed Holocaust speech law so controversial?

From what I understood, the law focuses on 2 things: Calling death camps located in Nazi-occupied Poland "Polish death camps". Blaming Poland as a nation for the Holocaust. It seems only the second ...
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Can EU triggering of article 7 eventually lead to financial loss (EU funds) for the targeted country?

Recently, European Commission has triggered article 7 against Poland: The European Commission, the guardian of EU law, said earlier Wednesday it was triggering the so-called Article 7 procedure ...
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Why are the EU and Media so against Poland's court reforms, when other countries have similar systems [duplicate]

Following on from this this question - There is a lot of resistance from the EU and the mainstream media to Poland's proposed changes to the way Judges are selected. As I understand it, the current ...
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What are the reasons that Poland's people would allow the elimination of separation of powers?

The US State Department stated: The Polish government has continued to pursue legislation that appears to undermine judicial independence and weaken the rule of law in Poland,” ... “We urge all ...
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What flag is it?

The flag is a red star, in a yellow circle, in a green ring, on a red background. The photo is from a protest under the Polish presidential palace against legitimizing the Turkish president Recip ...
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Why does Poland receive more in gross and (far more in) net EU funding than any other member state?

Poland receives more gross and significantly more net EU funding than any other member state, including significantly more than other Eastern members (e.g. Romania or Bulgaria). The stark disparity ...
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How does the judicial independence in Poland after the reforms compare to other EU countries?

There have been a lot of talks recently about the erosion of judicial independence in Poland after the new government has decided to change the way judges are nominated. However to me (as a Czech ...
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What is the USA's benefit stationing troops and hardware in Poland?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kremlin-says-u-military-build-poland-national-security-111330103.html Who is paying for those expenses? What is the USA achieving through this deployment?
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Does the Polish parliament keep a compendium of its votes?

I'm looking for a website or a similar resource that could serve as a hub for records of all votes the Parliament of Poland has undertaken, at least for the past year but preferably more comprehensive....
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Why do the other EU countries worry about the developments in Poland?

In this answer, some of PiS party in Poland's policies are characterized as being a possible danger to democracy in Poland. It is clear why this would be a concern for Poland's citizens. But why is ...
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Why is the polish PiS considered dangerous, but not the UK conservatives?

Both parties won an absolute majority of seat in the parliament of their respective countries, and that without winning an absolute majority of the votes, because of how the election system works. ...
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Did the PiS party announce their plans to increase the authority of the Polish parliament during their election campaign?

During the elections for the Polish parliament on October 25th 2015, the party PiS obtained the absolute majority. Shortly afterwards, the party used that majority to enact certain authoritarian ...
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Is Russia a threat to Poland?

Are there any political reasons why Russia could attack Poland or threaten to attack? And another thing, would placing a NATO base in Poland might be received as a threat to Russia?
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Is it common in democratic world for political parties to own newspapers and TV channels?

In Poland, the biggest opposition party directly owns newspaper, TV channel, and indirectly donate money to few others media. I don't think it is common situation in democratic world, is it? I could ...