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Zuzanna Ziomecka
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Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

A resolution was passed on Wednesday which includes the decision to launch Article 7 of the EU treaty. Often referred to as an "atomic option", the article opens the door to imposing sanctions on a member state.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
17 Nov 2017 Poland

The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists

When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

Abortion fight in Poland. Round 3

The Catholic Church, which keeps the Polish government on a short leash, demands a ban on abortion. In search of an excuse to do it, the government turns to the Constitutional Tribunal.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

When transparency goes only one way

Poles are given one week to weigh in on an important new transparency bill. The message, and the bill, are clear -- the government doesn't want feedback, it wants more power.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

How can history help us now?

Are we doomed to repeat history’s greatest mistakes? In an opinion piece for Gazeta Wyborcza, Anne Applebaum implies that there’s no getting around it. It’s happening right now in Russia, China, Germany and the US. Do you see it in your country too?
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
6 Nov 2017 Poland

Film director Kasia Adamik: everything is political in Poland now 

Her childhood was far from ordinary. Daughter of Polish cinema’s power couple, she grew up in a home filled with leading artists and intellectuals. Today, a director herself, Kasia Adamik discusses her relationship with Poland.
Martyna Kraus recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
2 Nov 2017 Poland

Poland (sort of) legalizes medical marijuana

From today on, Polish patients will find themselves in a truly Kafkian situation. Yes, they can finally buy medical marijuana. But no one in Poland is allowed to grow it.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
31 Oct 2017 Poland

Polish sex education moves to social media

On Oct 28 artists and public figures began uploading sex education videos called #SexEdPl to social media because the Polish government removed the subject from school curriculum
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
30 Oct 2017 Poland

What are Poles really praying for?

Phrases of "prayer for peace" mingled with those about not letting refugees in and threats posed by Muslims. Xenophobia is key to Rosary to the Border.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
26 Oct 2017 Poland

Poland demands freedom to completely outlaw abortion 

The Polish foreign ministry to the United Nations: the Polish government wants rules on abortions gone from international treaties.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
24 Oct 2017 Poland

Man sets himself on fire, Poland has déjà vu

Last week, a 54 year old Polish man set himself on fire... This story echoes a 49 year old event in which a 59 year old torched himself in the heart of Warsaw 1968 in protest of a Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
22 Oct 2017 Europe
16-20 Oct 2017

Thank you for Harvey Weinstein, America

Women to blame for male contempt?

This wave of feminism in Poland has obviously hit a nerve. Polish men are losing control over their thoughts and arguments.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
18 Oct 2017 Poland

Can doctors win the hunger games?

Monday is day 14 of a hunger strike at a Warsaw pediatric hospital that began October 2. Talks with the government so far have ended in fiasco, doctors have asked the Polish president for help.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
15 Oct 2017 Poland

Poland’s gov't reaches for film industry’s throat

The quality of modern Polish filmmaking won Poland its first Oscar (for Ida in 2014) and brought moviegoers back to the cinemas in numbers that allow the industry and its artists to thrive. There is much to lose. 
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
12 Oct 2017 Poland

Pro-life marketing tactics in Poland merrily breaking the law

Pro-life organizations are buying up billboards in high-traffic spaces. The images are drastic and shocking. Underneath the message reads: Abortion kills.
Martyna Kraus recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
12 Oct 2017 Poland

Pro-life marketing tactics in Poland merrily breaking the law

Pro-life organizations are buying up billboards in high-traffic spaces. The images are drastic and shocking. Underneath the message reads: Abortion kills.
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
9 Oct 2017 Poland

Ancient forest on sale to pay for social policy

The Białowieża Forest is being hacked away tree by tree by a minister eager to deliver his quota to a national budget strained by social benefits that PiS promised to get elected. With it goes a priceless relic of a Europe long developed away.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
5 Oct 2017 Poland

A year after their famous march, women in Poland are reopening their umbrellas

Tuesday marks a year since thousands of women protested in the streets, in their workplaces, and in their homes, against an attack on their reproductive liberties. A year ago to the day, women have to do it again.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
3 Oct 2017 Poland
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