The outgoing president of Poland’s highest constitutional court has warned that the country’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) is making a systematic attempt to destroy oversight of government activity. He described the country as being “on the road to autocracy”.

As reported by the Guardian, the departure of Andrzej Rzepliński, whose term expired on December 18, is expected to pave the way for PiS appointees to assume control of Poland’s most important institutional check on exec...

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