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Is Poland being 'Putinised'?

Poland is under pressure from the European Union after the government approved laws allowing it to hire and fire the heads of public TV and radio.

It also now has significant new powers over the civil service and the judiciary.

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz, a German centre-left politician, has referred to the changes as a "dangerous Putinisation of European politics".

The conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government, was elected in October. For BBC Newsnight, Katie Razzall reports from Warsaw.

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  • 20 Jan 2016
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