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‘Making this film was forbidden’: how Agnieszka Holland’s migrant thriller inflamed the Polish right

The director has long explored the darkest corners of European life. Now her latest drama Green Border has caused outrage in her homeland – and become an unlikely box office hit Director Agnieszka Holland is accustomed to attacks from the right in Poland, but her latest film, Green Border – about the plight of immigrants on […]

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‘Brexit made Polish culture more visible’: how the diaspora is changing Britain

Although barely visible on TV, the UK’s 700,000-strong community has a growing presence in music, books and film. We meet some of its hidden stars With its high-tempo use of Multicultural London English and blend of drum’n’bass and acoustic guitar, the song Five by Bedford-based rapper Pat is instantly recognisable as a product of the […]

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Treasure review – Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry uneasy in well-intentioned Holocaust drama

Wonky-toned story follows Dunham as a journalist visiting Poland, and Fry as her cuddly European dad, both trying to get to grips with family history An uncomfortable experience this: a laboriously acted odd-couple heartwarmer starring Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry, with a sentimentality unsuited to its theme: the horrors of the Holocaust. Director and co-writer […]

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From the archive: How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights – podcast

We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2021: Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. By Mark […]

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Influencers, activists and an army general: new MEPs heading to European parliament

Intake of lawmakers after the election also includes some controversial figures to keep an eye on While attention has focused on gains made by far-right and centrist parties in the European Parliament elections, this term’s intake includes an assorted – and often contrasting – mix of lawmakers. They include a social media influencer, a racing […]

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EU elections 2024: how did key countries vote and what does it mean?

A surge in support for far-right parties in France, Germany and Austria was tempered by strong support for centrist and leftwing groups in other countries European election results – live updatesMacron to dissolve French parliament after crushing loss to far rightResults tracker – live European Union lawmaking is set to get more complicated after parliamentary […]

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Ukraine is a dividing line in European election that centrists hope to exploit

With populists on the left and right winning support across Europe, moderates have found a single issue of their own to campaign on Campaigning in Europe comes easily to populists but less so to centrists. A single word printed in large letters – “diesel” – is enough for the German far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) […]

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Europe on high alert after suspected Moscow-linked arson and sabotage

Security services say spate of fires and infrastructure attacks could be part of systemic attempt by Russia to destabilise continent Russia-Ukraine war – latest news updates Security services around Europe are on alert to a potential new weapon of Russia’s war – arson and sabotage – after a spate of mystery fires and attacks on […]

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Russia-Ukraine war live: Blinken on whistlestop European tour to shore up Ukraine support

US’s top diplomat visits Moldova as Macron says Ukraine should be able to use allies’ weapons to ‘neutralise’ bases inside Russia Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office has said that police carried out searches at the residence of an employee of the European Parliament and at his office in the Parliament’s building in Brussels over possible Russian […]

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Russia-Ukraine war live: Poland should not rule out sending troops to Ukraine, says its foreign minister

Radosław Sikorski says ‘we should leave Putin guessing to our intentions’ Belgium will commit to equip Ukraine with 30 F-16 fighter jets with first deliveries planned for this year, news agency Belga reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s foreign minister Hadja Lahbib. The announcement comes hours before Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenksiy is due to meet […]

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