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The news in drawing: after Brexit, place for Polexit?


Oct 22, 2021

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While the tensions between the nationalists in power in Warsaw and the liberal majority in the European institutions seem to have reached a point of no return, the Quebec cartoonist Bado wonders about the possibility of a new divorce within the European family .

Accused of undermining the foundations of European construction, Warsaw has been in open conflict with Brussels for several years over the judicial reforms undertaken by the ruling Nationalist Conservative Party (PiS) which tend to call into question the independence of judges.

Tensions have increased since a decision, on October 7, of the Polish Constitutional Court which declared certain articles of the European treaties incompatible with the national Constitution. A decision denounced by Europeans as an unprecedented attack on the primacy of European law and the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU.

How will Europeans manage to overcome this new crisis? After Brexit, is there a risk of Polexit?

Cartoonist for the daily Le Droit in Ottawa since 1981, Guy Badeaux, better known as Bado, won the Canadian Journalism Competition in 1991. He has made his mark in numerous newspapers including The Gazette, Le Devoir, Le Jour Hebdo . He has been the editor-in-chief of Portfolio: The Year’s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons for 22 years, since its inception in 1985. He is also treasurer of the Canadian Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists committed to promoting, through the universality of press cartoons, freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect between populations of different cultures or beliefs.

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