The interviews with two senior members of the government in these pages demonstrate that though the government is often – and in several cases, deservedly – criticised, there are several initiatives that are laudable. How frustrating then, that a ham-fisted law, pushed forward by die-hard ideologies in the ruling elite, should undermine these efforts to make Poland a more open country – and harm its reputation abroad. A nation’s reputation matters greatly in its own right, but it’s also of critical importance for economic investment, both inward (Foreign Direct Investment) and outward (exports).