European Hello again, Donald. The general election in Poland has caused a major change. Bella Brown October 20, 2023 Listen on Spotify Apple Music Google Play EN_Google_Podcasts_Badge Created with Sketch. Acast Amazon Music In this installment, we discuss the implications of Poland’s recent election on its political trajectory and relationship with the EU. Our guest is journalist and historian Anne Applebaum. Additionally, we provide insight on a distressing terrorist incident in Brussels that occurred this week. Polish citizens made their voices heard with a historic turnout rate of 74 percent, signaling a desire for change. They bid farewell to the Law and Justice government, known for its extreme conservatism and opposition to the European Union, and instead granted power to the democratic opposition led by former prime minister and current European Council President Donald Tusk. Jan Cienski and Nick Vinocur from POLITICO join us to analyze the impact of the Polish election on Poland and the European Union. They also provide updates on significant events in the Middle East and the recent terrorist attack in Brussels, where a radicalized gunman fatally shot two Swedish individuals. Afterwards, Suzanne Lynch, the host, has a conversation with Anne Applebaum. Anne is an American-Polish journalist, commentator and historian who discusses the obstacles that the upcoming Polish government will face in its efforts to uphold the rule of law and remove political influence from state institutions, following eight years of undemocratic governance.