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Warsaw. The proposal of Poland's justice minister and prosecutor general, Zbigniew Ziobro, to abandon the domestic-violence Istanbul Convention opens up yet another political front with the EU (Photo: metaphox)

Poland might still uphold gender-violence treaty

Poland might uphold a treaty against domestic violence after all, its ruling party has said, amid an outcry by the EU and Council of Europe.

"Decisions have not been taken. This is not our common stance," a spokeswoman for the Law and Justice (PiS) party, Anita Czerwińska, said on Sunday (26 July), according to the Reuters news agency.

"The minister has some idea. If he submits [his proposal] we will analyse it," Czerwińska added, referring to Poland's justice minister and prosecu...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Warsaw. The proposal of Poland's justice minister and prosecutor general, Zbigniew Ziobro, to abandon the domestic-violence Istanbul Convention opens up yet another political front with the EU (Photo: metaphox)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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