Security And Politics In Poland

People use flashlight and mobiles to protest against new legislation to increase the government’s surveillance powers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland
People use flashlight and mobiles to protest against new legislation to increase the government's surveillance powers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Poland's president approved new legislation to increase the government's surveillance powers, his office said on Thursday, despite fears that the new law undermines privacy. Czarek Sokolowski / AP Photo
People use flashlight and mobiles to protest against new legislation to increase the government’s surveillance powers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland
People use flashlight and mobiles to protest against new legislation to increase the government's surveillance powers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Poland's president approved new legislation to increase the government's surveillance powers, his office said on Thursday, despite fears that the new law undermines privacy. Czarek Sokolowski / AP Photo

Security And Politics In Poland

Poland recently passed an anti-terrorism law that lets security services conduct surveillance and wiretapping of foreign citizens without a court order. It’s one of many pieces of legislation that’s been passed by the current government which have been criticized both inside and outside the country.

Conrad Nowak, the former chairman of the board of the Polish American Association joins us to talk about security and politics in Poland.