Telegraph: EU official warns of swift legal action against Poland

(The Telegraph) – EU official warns of swift legal action against Poland if judiciary reforms lead to ‘mass firing’ of judges.



The EU has said it will threaten Poland with swift legal action if it begins dismissing judges under a controversial law signed by President Andrzej Duda.

Mr Duda had given the green light to a bill which would allow Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (SiP) to hire and fire its own judges in the country’s ordinary courts.

He vetoed two other bills which would have given the government similar powers over the Supreme Court and the National Council of Judiciary.

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