The PiS government in Warsaw’s assault on liberal democracy has been raging for over a year now, and, while much of Europe has turned its attention away to other news, the fight goes on to stop Poland from taking the road to authoritarianism.
The recently elected PiS government in Poland has become even more isolated after its decision to take Poland down an authoritarian path, as the constitutional court has recently ruled against it. As its opponents grow on all sides, what does this mean for Polish democracy?
Recent developments in Poland have been widely perceived as undemocratic and authoritarian. However when compared with the state of democracy in the west of Europe, jut how much difference is there?
Here I outline the steps Poland’s government has taken to the right, why I believe Poland has begun to violate the rule of law and why I believe we are right to criticise it.