Poland ex-President Lech Walesa leads fight against judicial reform | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Former Polish President Lech Walesa, who famously headed the country’s anti-communist Solidarity reform movement during the 1980s, has largely retired from politics. But he could not help speaking out against the country’s controversial judicial reforms. The 75-year-old Walesa, like many of his compatriots, is outraged that Poland’s governing Law and Justice party (PiS) is gradually overhauling the country’s judicial system, despite fierce criticism from the European Union.

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In a statement released last week, Walesa expressed “deep…



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