IDMonSite/Poland with Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene
The ruling of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal on a near-total ban of abortion triggered nationwide protests that the country has not experienced since the fall of communism. After two months, the dynamics of protest have changed, and their demands go beyond the pro-abortion cause. Through the perspective of the current demonstrations, we will discuss the condition of Polish democracy and the civil society, the widening cracks in the ruling coalition and the future of relations with the EU. Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene – professor of political science, sociologist, mediator, living in Warsaw and Luxembourg; associate professor at the University of Warsaw; her two main scientific fields of interests are: European integration and conflict management; Prof. Mieńkowska-Norkiene lectured at University of Vilnius, Liechtenstein-Institut, EURAC European Academy, London School of Economics and Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles and SciencePo in Paris; she worked in the European Commission; Prof. Mieńkowska-Norkiene speaks fluently 5 languages; she cooperates with numerous scientific journals (as a reviewer), NGOs (as a member of Program Councils) and TV programs (as a commenting expert).