Were women key to voting out Poland’s ruling conservatives?
27 October 2023 | 10:30 am
In Poland's recent parliamentary election, many women cast their ballots in support of leftist and liberal parties. The country's restrictive abortion law and a bid to strengthen women's rights likely swayed many voters.
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Prime Minister-designate Petteri Orpo announced that he struck a deal with other right-wing parties. His incoming government will include the far-right Finns Party.
Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has won his second election in less than two months. He said his party now has a "safe majority" in parliament that will allow it to enact "major reforms."
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban told state television last week they would not implement it. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed confidence in the plan, saying it presents member countries with several options.
The European Commission will withhold funds from Poland and Hungary as punishment for breaches cited in its annual rule of law report this week.
The official stance of Germany's center-right CDU is that they reject any cooperation with the far-right populist AfD. But comments by their leader Friedrich Merz have again sparked concern he's weakening that resolve.
At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed mercenaries of the Wagner Group were planning a westward "excursion." How serious are the risks to NATO member Poland?
The Polish government says it may be forced to take Germany to court over waste, some of it toxic, being transported and stored in unauthorized landfills.
Tensions between Poland and Belarus have increased following reports that two helicopters violated the NATO country's airspace. Belarus has denied any border violation.
Sixteen people have now been detained by Warsaw who were allegedly spying for the Kremlin. Poland is also alarmed by the movement of thousands of Russia's Wagner mercenary fighters close to its joint border with Belarus.
Poland's Defense Ministry says it will send reinforcements to the country's frontier with Belarus. Warsaw claims Belarusian border guards are behind a renewed rise in illegal crossings.
Poland has recently warned of possible provocations coming from the mercenary group currently based in neighbouring Belarus.
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