Constitutional Crisis in Poland

Constitutional Crisis in Poland

By: Steven Simmons.

A constitutional crisis is continuing to unfold in Poland. In late 2016, the Polish nationalist right-wing government succeeded in packing Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, an important check on legislative and executive power in Poland, capping a year-long campaign where the court overturned numerous laws as unconstitutional.

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Wallonia and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Wallonia and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

By Steve Simmons.

Last fall, the European Union and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. However, the agreement almost didn't get signed, because of opposition by Wallonia, a region located in southern Belgium. Today's post discusses how the Walloons were almost able to veto major legislation and what it means for future EU legislation.

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