Maria Wilczek

Maria Wilczek

Maria Wilczek is a freelance journalist in Poland. She contributes to The Economist, Telegraph, Spectator and Gazeta Wyborcza - a Polish daily.

Poland

Poland's presidential election: Five key questions answered

Poland gears up for delayed poll in which incumbent Andrzej Duda faces challenge from Rafał Trzaskowski.

Poland's presidential election: Five key questions answered

Poland

Smolensk: A decade since the air disaster that shook Poland

When the tragedy struck, many thought it could unite Poles, but 10 years on, Polish politics remain polarised.

Smolensk: A decade since the air disaster that shook Poland

Poland

As most European elections are called off, Poland pushes ahead

The presidential vote planned for next month may be neither free nor fair, say critics.

As most European elections are called off, Poland pushes ahead

Immigration

Ukraine's economic growth may spell trouble for Poland

Could the two million Ukrainian migrants powering Poland's economy head home or to Germany?

Ukraine's economic growth may spell trouble for Poland

Human Rights

Pelosi expected to raise judicial independence on Poland visit

US Democrats have asked Poland's president to veto legislation which they say undermines the separation of powers.

Pelosi expected to raise judicial independence on Poland visit

Europe

European judges join Polish peers in protest against 'muzzle law'

Bill proposes strict disciplinary measures against Polish judges critical of the government’s judicial overhaul.

European judges join Polish peers in protest against 'muzzle law'

Europe

Duda completes re-election tour of all 380 Polish counties

The incumbent right-wing president embarked on an ambitious campaign tour.

Duda completes re-election tour of all 380 Polish counties

Europe

Polish workers abandoning Brexit Britain in favour of Germany

And with a growing economy in Poland, many Poles are heading home.

Polish workers abandoning Brexit Britain in favour of Germany

Europe

After decades of waiting, Poles can visit the US without visas

The symbolic victory, however, comes at a price.

After decades of waiting, Poles can visit the US without visas

Environment

Will Poland join atomic energy club?

Poland's richest man plans to build country's first nuclear plant, but some are sceptical.

Will Poland join atomic energy club?

Europe

Poles at the polls: Five things to know

The populist Law and Justice party is sure to finish first, but a lot still hangs in the balance.

Poles at the polls: Five things to know

Europe

As Swiss franc borrowers pop champagne, Polish bankers worry

The EU's top court sets a precedent in favour of franc mortgage holders, which could cost Polish banks $15 billion.

As Swiss franc borrowers pop champagne, Polish bankers worry