French police violence back under spotlight amid Paris-Warsaw row


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During a two-day official visit to Poland this week, French President Emmanuel Macron blew hot and cold on strained bilateral relations, which have become clouded over the past two years by the nationalist conservative Polish government’s conflictual stance within the European Union, including on climate policy goals, and above all its domestic reforms to give it firm control over courts and judges in flagrant contradiction with rule-of-law commitments required of EU member states.