Posts tagged as Polish-Lithuanian Sejm

Poland’s Constitution under siege

By Judy Dempsey on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Poland and the EU are locked in a bitter battle over the rule of law. At stake is something so fundamental to both sides: the meaning and exercise of sovereignty. It was a remarkable document for its time. 230 years ago, the Polish-Lithuanian Sejm rushed through a hastily drawn-up bill. It was radical in its content, political in its goal, and emotional in its execution. The bill in question was…