Publications

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Extreme Participation: Citizens’ Involvement in Public Procurement Decisions
  • Grzegorz Makowski
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The Central Government Fund for Local Investments III – patterns taking hold
  • Jarosław Flis
  • and others
program: forumIdei
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Central Government Fund for Local Investments: a needs-based or a politics-based scheme?
  • Dawid Sześciło
  • and others
In the allocation of funds from the Central Government Fund for Local Investments (CGFLI), the local authority’s political affiliation seems to have been more important its real financial or investment needs. The CGFLI was particularly generous to local authorities in Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s constituency, it finds.
program: forumIdei
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Polish Legislation during the Pandemic vs. Corruption
  • Grzegorz Makowski
  • and others
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Defence of the Rule of Law after the European Union Summit: Compromise and What Next
  • Piotr Buras
  • and others
The compromise made at the European Union summit in December 2020 does not end the battle to protect the rule of law in the EU. We present possible further initiatives for EU institutions, civil society organisations, European parties and member states.
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Laying the groundwork for “grand corruption”
  • Grzegorz Makowski
Due to the degradation of the separation of powers and of the rule of law in Poland the risk of corruption increases. In the study we describe in detail the causes of this threat and present the way out.
program: forumIdei
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Biden’s victory: the consequences for Poland
  • Piotr Buras
Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election in the United States is good news for Europe and Poland. However, even if it is followed by attempts to create a new transatlantic partnership, rebuilding this alliance will entail many difficult decisions.
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Bulgaria: how to capture a state and gain favour with Brussels
  • Spasimir Domaradzki
The cause of Bulgaria’s rule-of-law deficit is not so much the government’s ambitions to carry out an anti-liberal revolution as the pragmatism of the elites, focused on “capturing the state”. The EU faces the peculiar challenge of dealing with a situation in which European values are violated under pro-European slogans and with the government declaring enthusiasm for everything European.
program: forumIdei
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The EU mechanism for defending the rule of law
  • Piotr Buras
  • and others
The discussion about new mechanisms for defending the rule of law in the European Union is entering its decisive stage. However, the scale of the newly-announced report by the European Commission on the state of the rule of law in the EU is not commensurate with the size of the problem.
program: forumIdei
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The Act on Whistleblower Protection
  • Grzegorz Makowski
  • and others
The Act on Whistleblower Protection - the need for and the prospects of its introduction in Poland. Based on opinion survey led among representatives of trade unions and employer organisations.
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Legal Opinion about the Consequences of Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU
  • Piotr Bogdanowicz
A legal opinion prepared by professor Piotr Bogdanowicz about the consequences of the landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU on the Poland’s National Council of the Judiciary and the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.
program: forumIdei
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Poland’s deepening crisis. When the rule of law dies in Europe
Report made in cooperation with European Stability Initiative, summarising changes in Polish judicature under the rule of Law and Justice party. Report contains recommendations for EU on how to stop the erosion of the rule of law in Poland.
program: forumIdei
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The rule of law in Poland
  • Maria Ejchart-Dubois
  • and others
We publish a commentary by lawyers from the #FreeCourts initiative concerning the effectiveness of actions taken by EU institutions in order to restore the rule of law in Poland.
program: forumIdei
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Under Siege. Why Polish courts matter for Europe
  • Gerald Knaus
  • and others
We present a report made in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative about the current state of Polish judiciary.
program: forumIdei
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State of the rule of law in Poland. Challenges for the European Union’s institutions in the new term of office
  • Maria Ejchart-Dubois
  • and others
Lawyers of civil society group #FreeCourts Initiative comment of the current state of Rule of Law and recommend further intensive action by the European Union to provide judical protection.
program: forumIdei
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Monitoring of the 2019 European Parliament election campaign in the main news programme of Polish public TV
  • Andrzej Krajewski
The aim of the monitoring was to check how public TV fulfills its obligation to comply with the rules of pluralism, impartiality, well-balancing and independence of content (art.21.1 of the Broadcasting Act)
program: Masz Głos Masz Wybór