The right-wing Law and Justice Party is attempting to force justices to retire early, raising concerns that it wants to stifle judicial independence.
The onetime leader of Poland's Solidarity movement says the current administration in Warsaw is harassing him.
According to opponents of the Polish government, new legislation violates judicial independence and the rule of law.
In a speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Thursday, the president proclaimed that "the fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive."
Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations Neoliberalism is wrecking economies, creating rage among the working class, devastating cultural institutions and eroding liberal democracy across Europe and in the United States Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations.