About: Lech Walesa

Elections 09-07-2018

Mick Jagger reacts to Walesa appeal in Poland judicial row

Rolling Stones legendary frontman Mick Jagger touched on Poland's controversial judicial reforms at a concert yesterday (8 July) in Warsaw, after anti-communist freedom icon Lech Walesa urged the rockers to support Poles "defending freedom" over court changes that critics say undermine democracy.
Central Europe 07-07-2017

Trump in Poland: It’s history, stupid!

Donald Trump’s visit to Poland is a fulfilment of the Law and Justice’s (PiS) wildest dreams. In his speech, Trump lavished Polish politicians with praise. Smiling Polish leaders, scorned in EU corridors and plenaries, now finally found their true ally and friend, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Central Europe 03-02-2017

‘Divided we stand, divided we fall’

Poland is being made great again, rising from its knees. America first, Poland second. So, logically, it needs a great capital city. And as its government moves effectively from word to deeds, a proper legal act has been proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Elections 14-12-2016

Thousands protest against Polish government on martial law’s anniversary

Thousands marched across Poland's capital yesterday (13 December) to protest the policies of the current government on the 35th anniversary of the martial law crackdown by the former communist regime.
Future EU 17-06-2016

Walesa: Germany should lead ‘new EU’ after possible Brexit

Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa believes powerhouse Germany should lead either a deeply reformed, or an entirely rebuilt European Union, in the wake of a possible Brexit.
Central Europe 29-02-2016

Thousands back democracy icon Walesa at Polish rally

Some 15,000 people gathered in the Polish city of Gdansk on Sunday (28 February), police said, in a show of support for Solidarity freedom hero Lech Wałęsa as he battles allegations he was a paid secret agent during the Communist period.
Elections 24-12-2015

EU warns Poland to protect ‘rule of law’ over judicial crisis

The European Union warned eastern European powerhouse Poland to avoid endangering the rule of law with controversial reforms that former president Lech Wa??sa said undermined democracy and made the country a laughing stock.

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