I Never Cry review – endearingly spiky girl’s odyssey from Poland to Ireland, and back again

In a striking debut, Zofia Stafiej sets about repatriating her late father’s body from Dublin, and finding herself along the way Right from the first few minutes, it is hard to not to feel immediately taken with Olka (Zofia Stafiej), the 17-year-old protagonist of Piotr Domalewski’s I Never Cry. In the middle of her third […]

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EU launches legal action over LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary and Poland

Move is part of ongoing fight for rule of law and freedom from discrimination in heart of Europe The EU executive has launched legal action against Hungary and Poland to defend LGBTQ+ rights in the latest battle over values with the two nationalist governments in central Europe. The announcement that Hungary and Poland’s governments could […]

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‘Legal Polexit’: Poland court rules EU measures unconstitutional

European court of justice had demanded suspension of Polish reforms that could lift judges’ immunity Poland’s top court has ruled that measures imposed by the European court of justice against the country’s controversial judicial reforms are unconstitutional, in a decision that could have far-reaching implications for the bloc’s legal order. Judge Stanislaw Piotrowicz said on […]

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Malawi Pride and press freedoms in Palestine: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage on struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Chile to Cambodia Continue reading…

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Ex-EU head Donald Tusk elected leader of Polish opposition party

Tusk, who was Poland’s PM for several years, says he wants to help fight ‘evil’ of country’s rightwing government The former European Union leader and ex-prime minister Donald Tusk has been elected head of the strongest party in Poland’s fragmented opposition. Tusk, 64, said he was returning to Polish politics and to the opposition Civic […]

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Cheap flights from many European cities to the Azores from only €61!

[See image gallery at www.fly4free.com] Go to Destination Fly4free: Azores >> to find out more. Travel dates: Close to daily availability in November – December & January…

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Poland’s LGBTQ protests are glimmers of hope in an illiberal dystopia | Agniezska Holland and Olga Tocarczuk

Showdowns between Polish activists and its ultra-conservative government could help build a more tolerant future Agnieszka Holland is a film director and president of the European Film AcademyOlga Tocarczuk is a writer and laureate of the 2018 Nobel prize in literature If you want to understand the currents of change shaping our world, look to […]

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Cheap flights from many European cities to Madeira from only €60!

The archipelago, discovered by the Portuguese in 1418 consists of several volcanic islands, including Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens. The Pearl of the Atlantic is full of…

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Cheap flights from many European cities to several destinations in East Coast USA and Canada from only €181!

[See image gallery at www.fly4free.com] For more information check out Destination Fly4free: Florida >> Travel dates: Great availability from late October to late March, returning until mid…

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Backstory to Polish nationalism | Letters

Michael Kowalewski on the reasons for the rise of illiberalism in Poland I cannot speak for Hungary, but the very nuanced account of Polish and Hungarian illiberalism (The long read, 24 June) omits some crucial dimensions – notably the influence on the Polish psyche of national messianism, a reaction to the partitions of Poland at […]

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