A protest flag depicts Jarosław Kaczyński as Poland’s puppet master. Reuters/Kacper PempelSince coming into power at the end of October 2015, Poland’s new, right-wing government has caused a stir at home and drawn international criticism.
Hardly a day passes at the moment without EU officials or European leaders questioning decisions made by the government.
In its analysis, Der Spiegel warns against Poland’s “creeping autocracy”. Some observers have even compared the situation in Poland to Putin’s Russia. While such comparisons are exaggerated, there are serious questions to ask about the Polish government’s commitment to the principles of liberal democracy.
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Source: The Conversation