Poland is pushing the EU into crisis

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Poland is pushing the EU into crisis 2

Poland’s far-right party is subverting democracy, and setting the country on a collision course with the EU.

Poland is changing. In 2015, the far-right Law and Justice party, or PiS, won both the presidential election and a slim parliamentary majority. Since then, they’ve been working to cement their power by firing judges, purging the military and civil service, and cracking down on protesters and the media. All of this has put the country on a collision course with the European Union that could threaten Europe’s hard-won peace and prosperity following centuries of conflict.

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💬 Comments on the video

Two corrections:

At 7:17 Viktor Orban is incorrectly described as President, when he is actually the Prime Minister.
At 5:27 and 7:32 Finland is mislabeled as not being a member state of the European Union. Finland joined the EU in 1995.

Author — Vox


Video: Poland is becoming an authoritarian country.
Comments: That's a lie. Go Poland!

Author — Loitador Anónimo


They’re are a lot of polish people here in Ireland. They’re very kind and polite!

Author — TheOakster


Something tells me this video isn’t telling any facts

Author — Sir Doggo


i love Poland
From your brother Hungary😀

Author — Róbert Radványi


Poland had a difficult 20th century... um Poland had a difficult every century

Author — Matthew Ahern


Poland is the only country in Europe that has my highest respect, they are the true freedom fighters and they hate authoritarianism. Please keep it in your hearts, Polish warriors! Warmest greetings from Indonesia. 🇮🇩 ❤️ 🇵🇱

Author — MWS Syitra


Love the polish people, love from India 🇮🇳💓

Author — Harnoor Dandona


Remember the Seige of Vienna & Jan sobieski... 🇵🇱 🇮🇳 🇵🇱

Author — Victor


Let's look what's going on in France and Spain 😙😙

Author — Janek K


How dare they feel like their country belongs to them!

Author — brother man bill jeff


I love Poland and polish people in general!!

Much love from Serbia ️🇷🇸💕

Author — ;-;


I’m irish and my auntie is polish, been there 3 times, great people much like ourselves

Author — Ruairi MacDara


You've never been to Independence March, so don't spread lies

Author — Ktoś z Polski


Globalism is pushing E.U into crisis not poland.

Author — pooh tafu


How dare they stick up for their country!

Author — Meadi


Support from Serbia! Poland is great country

Author — KojTiKure


Full support for Poland from South Africa. ❤❤❤



I have visited Poland once, and I will never forget that experience.
Ti amiamo, Polonia!


Author — MarcoC978


In Poland there was never a terrorist attack, we never had a shootout at school, we do not have ghettos and the district to which the police are afraid to arrive. Why ?

Author — Szymon Nowak