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The Poland analyzes are published jointly by the Research Center for Eastern Europe at the University of Bremen, the German Society for Eastern European Studies, the German Poland Institute, the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Research and the Center for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS) gGmbH. The bpb publishes them as a licensed edition.

Poland analyzes No. 271 (March 16, 2021)

Upper Silesia in socio-economic change

From a coal region to a high-tech location: the Silesian Voivodeship has mastered structural change and is one of the most important economic regions in Poland. But prosperity does not reach everyone.

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Poland analyzes No. 270 (02/15/2021)

The media market in Poland II

How are the TV and radio stations doing in Poland? How does the PiS government intend to influence private media? The second part of our analysis of the media market illuminates this.

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Poland analyzes No. 269 (02/01/2021)

The media market in Poland I

Since the PiS party came to power in 2015, the public media has become the government's mouthpiece. This edition characterizes the media market in general as well as print and online media. There are also statistics on the press market and internet platforms.

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Poland analyzes No. 268 (01/19/2021)

Government and opposition in early 2021

Where do Poland's government and opposition stand at the beginning of the year? The analysis sheds light on whether Andrzej Duda is changing his presidential style and how the opposition and protesters could cooperate.

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Poland analyzes No. 267 (December 15, 2020)

The women's protests in Poland

Despite the corona pandemic, a new social movement has emerged in Poland, which is causing Polish people to protest en masse on the streets of Polish cities. Can the movement, which is run by the network "Landesweiter Frauenstreik" (Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet) is organized; change something in Polish politics?

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Poland-Analysis No. 266 (01.12.2020)

Symbolic politics in Poland's relations with its neighbors

Poland's political relations with its neighbors are still strongly shaped by their shared history. Above all, the German-Polish relationship is deeply rooted in historical injuries - gestures and symbols of reconciliation and understanding are all the more important.

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Poland analyzes No. 265 (11/17/2020)

The dispute over LGBT in Poland

Anti-LGBT resolutions, LGBT-free zones, homophobia and discrimination - the LGBT community in Poland is fighting a tough fight against the hate campaigns and scapegoat ideology of the ruling PiS party and the Catholic Church.

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Poland-Analysis No. 264 (03.11.2020)

Belarus and Poland

Relations between Poland and Belarus are complicated. While there is mistrust at the government level, the citizens of Belarus are very open to Poland. What are the reasons for this?

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Poland analyzes No. 263 (10/20/2020)

Trade unions in Poland

The Polish trade unions are facing major challenges. Weakened by fragmentation and a decline in membership, they are regularly ignored by the government, and social conflicts are pacified with social and labor market policy measures.

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Poland-Analysis No. 262 (05.10.2020)

German-Polish security and defense cooperation

German-Polish bilateralism is at the center of regional and transatlantic security dynamics - for example due to the geographical proximity to Russia or the common membership in alliances such as the European Union, NATO or the OSCE. Theoretically, there is potential for extensive cooperation here.

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Poland-Analysis No. 261 (09/15/2020)

Social justice in Poland

The question of social justice currently stands in Poland due to the social policy of law and justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość - PiS) very popular. How does the party justify its action? What are their central points and who should benefit from their social policy?

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Poland-Analysis No. 260 (01.09.2020)

Poland after the election marathon

The presidential elections in June and July 2020 once again confirmed the continuing division in Polish society. The ruling party's candidate for Law and Justice won 51.03 percent of the vote PIS, Andrzej Duda, just ahead of the opposition candidate, Rafał Trzaskowski (48.97%), in the second ballot.

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Poland-Analysis No. 259 (07/07/2020)

The new historical museums in Poland

At the beginning of the museum boom, narrative exhibitions were enthusiastically received by the public. The result: enormous streams of visitors to the history museums. The Warsaw Uprising Museum, which opened in 2004, also benefits from this.

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Poland Analysis No. 257

Failed presidential election in May 2020

The Covid-19 crisis caught the political establishment in Poland off guard. The election of the president, initially scheduled for May 10, had to be postponed due to pressure from the opposition and the public.

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Poland Analysis No. 256

The civil society engagement of the Poles

What does civil society activity mean in Poland and where can it be realized? A short historical outline shows how, on the one hand, the current specifics of civil society engagement is to be understood and, on the other hand, how Polish and German society can be linked. In the following, various forms of civil society action are examined in more detail.

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Poland-Analysis No. 255 (05/05/2020)

Polish agriculture in times of climate change

Global climate change also poses major challenges for agriculture. The model of industrial agriculture currently dominating in Poland, based on efficiency and low costs, requires changes.

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Poland-Analysis No. 254 (April 21, 2020)

The economic and social situation in Poland during the Corona crisis

At Easter, the effects of the corona epidemic for the Poles were particularly noticeable: no blessing for the Easter meal, nor breakfast with relatives, the ban on entering the woods, homework to do at home and the prospect of holding presidential elections by postal vote. The social consequences of the measures imposed to combat Covid-19 and the non-constitutional postal vote cannot yet be assessed.

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Poland analyzes No. 253 (March 17, 2020)

German-Polish economic relations

The growing importance of German-Polish economic relations can not only be seen in the numbers. There are also more and more formats for discussing economic issues. Despite major political differences, representatives of the economic departments in both countries like to speak of their common convictions when it comes to industrial strategies, new technologies and European competition policy.

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Poland-Analysis No. 252 (03.03.2020)

Youth 2020

The media in Poland is increasingly looking for signs of youth turmoil and conflict between young people and their parents' generation. Despite climate change, restrictions on freedom of expression, increasing difficulties and poorer chances of getting a permanent job, Polish youth do not revolt.

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Poland-Analysis No. 251 (02/18/2020)

The political scene after the 2019 elections

The two rounds of the presidential election will take place in Poland in May of this year. After the parliamentary elections and the European elections last year, the opposition now has the opportunity to do the PiSOverthrow government. This edition of Analyzes deals with the chances of the upcoming elections and the political status of the various parties.

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Poland Analysis No. 250 (02/04/2020)

Migration country Poland

Poland was known for a long time as a country of emigration. But this has changed: More and more migrant workers from other countries are immigrating to Poland. This edition of the analysis sheds light on the background and looks at the acceptance of foreign workers in the Polish population.

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Poland analyzes No. 249 (January 21, 2020)

The concept of the Intermarium and the Three Seas Initiative

In 2016, the Polish President Andrzej Duda and the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović launched the Three Seas Initiative, which is intended to strengthen cooperation between Central European countries as an infrastructure project. In this edition of the Poland Analysis, the development and goals of the Intermarium concept, especially with regard to the EU, are examined.

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Poland analyzes No. 248 (December 17, 2019)

On the rule of law in Poland

Under the government responsibility of the national-conservative party Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość - PiS) the rule of law in Poland has increasingly deteriorated. This analysis issue deals with the background and the course of the judicial reforms to date as well as the reactions of the EU.

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Poland-Analysis No. 247 (03.12.2019)

Polish migrants and Brexit

Polish migrants represent one of the largest non-British population groups in Great Britain. What role did Polish migration play in the causes of Brexit and what is the current situation of immigrants? Prime Minister Morawiecki calls for a return program.

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Poland-Analysis No. 246 (November 19, 2019)

The social policy of the PiS

In the past few years the social and political system in Poland has developed positively. The introduction of the "Family 500+" funding program in 2015 and the implementation of some of the reforms announced by the PiS-Government.

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Poland-Analysis No. 245 (05.11.2019)

Literature and Politics in Poland

Literature is political. There is no doubt about that, especially after the writer Olga Tokarczuk was elected as the 2019 Nobel Prize laureate. But what significance does the award of the author who is critical of the government have for politics? How is the relationship between literature and politics in Poland?

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