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Allowing members of parliament to reopen cases and establishing a new judicial body that will also oversee elections is an invitation to abuse of the system. 

Research Director, Europe & Eurasia

The leadership in Warsaw has gone well beyond the antidemocratic playbook pioneered by Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, brazenly fracturing the rule of law and threatening European integrity.

Freedom House released a statement in response to Poland's parliament's approval of legislation designed to exercise control over the judiciary.

Director for Special Research

There was much for President Trump to learn from his brief visit to Poland this week, but perhaps not the lessons he expected. 

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Gina S. Lentine is Senior Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia at Freedom House. 

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The Assault on Press Freedom in Poland

Poland has become a crucial battleground in the drive by authoritarian-minded leaders to gain control over political discourse and limit media pluralism.

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