EU opens new legal case against Poland over muzzling judges

EU opens new legal case against Poland over muzzling judges
# 29 April 2020 16:07 (UTC +04:00)

The European Union’s executive on Wednesday started a new legal case against the nationalist Polish government for muzzling judges in the bloc’s largest ex-communist country, APA reports citing Reuters. 

The Commission on Wednesday said it was starting a formal procedure against Poland, giving Warsaw two months to alleviate Brussels concerns about a December law that allows the government to punish critical judges.

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has long been accused of undercutting democracy through putting Polish courts, media and civic society under more direct government control. Most recently, the Brussels-based European Commission has fretted over Warsaw’s push to hold a nation-wide presidential election next month despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED