The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Poland in a difficult period. The issue of postponing the presidential election, originally scheduled for 10 May, has led to significant tensions in an already deeply polarised political scene. While decision-makers were quick to introduce restrictive measures, they have questioned the efficacy of the solutions to the Covid-19 crisis proposed by the EU. However, in spite of the political rhetoric of self-sufficiency, Poland needs greater EU solidarity, especially when it comes to economic challenges.
Stephen Bastos and Michał Kuź: A "house divided" in a troubled Union - Poland and Covid-19
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 2)