A Challenge to Poland’s Anti-Democratic Drift

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The conflict between the European Union and Poland’s right-wing government went up a notch on Wednesday when the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Poland’s rulers to stop defying the country’s top court.

Unfortunately, the resolution is not likely to sway Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his fellow nationalists in the ruling Law and Justice Party, who believe that it is their mission to zealously defend socially conservative Catholic values and Polish sovereignty against a secular E.U. and a multiethnic Europe — even if that means trampling on the rule of law.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/a-challenge-to-polands-anti-democratic-drift.html?_r=0

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