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EU escalates pressure on Poland over rule of law

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Grzegorz Siwicki 13.09.2017 14:47
  • EU escalates pressure on Poland over rule of law
The European Commission said on Tuesday it has launched the second stage of infringement proceedings against Poland over sweeping changes to ordinary courts, warning that the new rules undermine judicial independence.
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As Michał Owczarek reports, the move is a step closer to a possible court case that could result in financial penalties for Warsaw.

“We would like our discussion with the European Commission, and more generally with EU institutions, to be as substantive as possible … and we hope this approach is also shared by EU institutions,” said Polish government spokesman Rafał Bochenek.

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