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Non-governmental organisations are appealing to Mr. President

2017-12-14

Organisations are appeaing to Mr. President to veto two acts changing the functioning of the National Council of the Judiciary in Poland and the Supreme Court.

Open Europe

Report: In a clinch - The European policy of the PiS government

2017-10-03

The key problems in the PiS government’s European and foreign policy is an extremely ideological attitude combined with lack of cohesion. See our newest report: In a clinch - The European policy of the PiS government [PDF]

A normative crisis: the need to protect democratic values in Europe

2017-09-25

How to make the

EU financial mechanism support common values? A policy memo by Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz.

Public Integrity

Statement on the constitutionality of the provisions in the new law of the Supreme Court

2017-07-24

The Group of Legal Expert at the Stefan Batory Foundation presented the statement on the constitutionality of the provisions in the new law of the Supreme Court.

Open Europe

A normative empire in crisis – time for a politics of values

2017-07-11

When it is easier to receive European funding for pro-democratic activities in Belarus than in any EU Member State, we ought to think of a coherent European values policy. Read our newest report A normative empire in crisis – time for a politics of values by Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz.

Citizens for Democracy

Statement about the Citizens for Democracy programme

2017-04-04

In connection with false information about the Citizens for Democracy programme disseminated in a position paper developed by the Confederation of Non-governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland established on February 19, 2017, and affiliating a dozen or so organisations that describe themselves as conservative right-wing, we are making the following statement

Open Europe

The Minsk (dis)agreement and Europe’s security order - report

2017-03-15

The conflict in Donbass is part of a much bigger confrontation, namely Russia's attempt to challenge the security order in Europe. Therefore, sanctions against Moscow should be presented as a mechanism aimed at preserving peace and stability on the continent - claim Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz and Piotr Buras in our recent report The Minsk (dis)agreement and Europe’s security order.
[english version] [polish version]

Open Europe

Prepare for a new Europe - policy paper

2017-02-07

Angela Merkel’s visit to Poland comes at an unprecedented time for Poland and Europe. Our latest commentary Prepare for a new Europe by Piotr Buras, facilitates a view of Angela Merkel’s visit within the broader perspective of the problems of the new context of Polish-German relations in a changing Europe.
[english version] [polish version]

Open Europe

Polish views of the EU: the illusion of consensus - report

2017-01-24

In May 2016 the Stefan Batory Foundation published a report entitled Change in Poland, but what change? on the far-reaching changes in Poland’s foreign policy, particularly the European policy, that were introduced by the Law and Justice Party (PiS) government after winning the elections in October 2015.
In the new report, entitled Polish views of the EU: the illusion of consensus, the authors - Adam Balcer, Piotr Buras, Grzegorz Gromadzki and Eugeniusz Smolar evaluate the level of support for the European Project.
[english version] [polish version]

Open Europe

A farewell to Giedroyc - policy paper

2017-01-16

We observe a fundamental turn-around in the eastern policy of Poland. Support for democracy in its eastern neighbourhood is ceasing to be a priority. At the forefront of this change is the issue of the promotion of Polishness - claims Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, the director of the Open Europe Programme.
[english version] [polish version] [russian version]

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