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Andrzej Duda

Andrzej Sebastian Duda (born 16 May 1972) is a Polish lawyer and politician who has served as president of Poland since 6 August 2015. Before becoming president, Andrzej Duda was a member of Polish Lower House (Sejm) from 2011 to 2014 and the European Parliament from 2014 to 2015.

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EU denies funding for ‘LGBTQ+ free’ Polish towns

Six towns in Poland have been denied European Union funding as they have declared themselves ‘LGBTQ+ free zones’.

The towns have signed pledges which oppose acts of tolerance towards the LGBTQ+ community.Their requests for town twinning, which comes with potential funding, have been dismissed, with EU commissioner for equality Helena Dalli saying that ‘EU values and fundamental rights must be respected’, and the move to brand towns gay-free breached this requirement to receive EU privileges.Anti-LGBTQ+ president Andrzej Duda’s recent election victory – giving him five more years in power – has been a blow to queer rights in the country as he branded LGBT rights activism an ‘ideology’ worse than the communism.A 2020 survey by ILGA-Europe has.

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