President Trump (l) with Polish president Duda (r). Duda recently vetoed two of the controversial judicial reform bills. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland)

Stop blaming Trump for Poland’s democratic crisis

Poland has been making international headlines for the last two weeks, over the crisis sparked by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party’s attempt to take greater control of the judiciary.

If you were to judge events purely on those headlines, however, you would be forgiven for wondering if the Polish government had anything to do with them at all.

Many leading publications, especially American ones, have pinned the blame squarely on the US president: "When Trump Goes Abroad, Rad...

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