'Catastrophe for rape survivors' as Poland limits access to morning-after pill
A leading human rights organisation has warned a new law in Poland limiting access to emergency contraception will have a “catastrophic impact on rape survivors”.
Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest
WARSAW, Poland, June 22, 2017 (ENS) – European environmentalists are ringing alarm bells to alert the world to what they say is a “nightmare” of destructive logging in the Bialoweza primeval forest on the border between Poland and Belarus.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is inhabited by European bison, elk, lynx and rare species of birds, such as the three-toed woodpecker and pygmy owl. The former hunting ground of the Russian tsars is a unique wilderness within Europe.
Under the pretext of fighting the bark beetle, Poland’s ultra-conservative government is chopping down the Bialowieza forest. The latest timber-harvesting machines are being used to fell ancient oak trees in the forest.( Collapse )
Poland wants to put its courts on trialThe Polish government is taking aim at the country’s justice system, intent on pushing through reforms that critics are warning could threaten the separation of powers.
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