Donald Tusk warns that bill "will ruin the already dented reputation of Polish democracy" as Commission considers unprecedented move to strip Warsaw of EU voting rights.
Commission officials talk of activating never before used severe procedure to suspend an EU member state's voting rights as Warsaw accelerates politicisation of judiciary.
Duda introduces demands meaning PiS would partly need to work with opposition to reshape judiciary.
Legislative moves to control supreme court and appointing of judges spark protests, but demonstrations nothing exceptional.
Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.
After 70 years of being told Nato was the enemy, most of the populations of the former Communist bloc continue to have mixed feelings about their former enemies – even if the geopolitics have changed radically.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.
Passed bill switches right to nominate judges to parliament, government now also seeking clout over supreme court.
Czech agriculture minister cites extensive research results in calling on EU counterparts to finally address issue of inferior consumer products being sold by multinationals in ‘second league’ member states.
Diplomats at the G20 summit in Hamburg managed to cobble together a compromise text promising not to resort to trade protectionism, but whether this will eliminate the threat of trade wars remains to be seen.
Speculation the float demanded by Polish financial regulator would flop proves well-founded with banking market bedevilled by Swiss franc mortgages.
In a 40-minute address in central Warsaw the US president worked key themes from energy, Nato protection and standing up to Russia.
Details of company's debut disclosed with Poland's main equities market buoyed by share trading that expanded for an eighth consecutive month in June.
Poland and other CEE states hope for US support for their energy security and a commitment to Nato unity.
Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG is in talks with the US on more LNG shipments to follow the first supply from Cheniere Energy that arrived in Poland in early June, a presidential aide said on July 4.
Central European manufacturing purchasing manager indices (PMI) remained robust in June, according to data released on July 3. However, the results were less impressive than forecast.
Thirteen of the 28 EU member states have given their backing to a request from the European Commission for a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.
The Czech Republic will not join the euro or the push for deeper EU integration, and will continue to resist migrant quotas, said Andrej Babis, who looks destined to become PM following elections in October.
While the Eurosceptic Poles and Hungarians were scathing of French President Macron’s efforts to kickstart reform of the bloc, the Czechs and Slovaks were more open minded.