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EU threatens Poland's voting rights over court reforms - Rappler;

EU threatens Poland's voting rights over court reforms - Rappler

RapplerEU threatens Poland's voting rights over court reformsRapplerEuropean Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans gives a joint press on the Rule of Law in Poland and read-out of the College meeting at the EU Headquarters in Brussels, on July 26, 2017. John Thys/AFP. BRUSSELS, Belgium – The EU warned ...and more »

EU warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills - Daily News & Analysis

EU warns Poland over controversial judicial reform billsDaily News & AnalysisThe European Union (EU) has warned Poland of suspending its voting rights after the country recently approved two controversial judicial reforms that would give the government broad powers in the nomination of judges. The EU said that it "stands ready ...and more »

Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes law placing Supreme Court under power of ruling party - Wikinews;

Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes law placing Supreme Court under power of ruling party - Wikinews

WikinewsPolish President Andrzej Duda vetoes law placing Supreme Court under power of ruling partyWikinewsPresident of Poland Andrzej Duda promised on Monday to veto the Senate's plans to change the arrangement of the country's Supreme Court. The new law, which passed 55 to 23 on Saturday, would place the selection of judges in the hands of the ruling ...and more »

Retrograde Poland - The Statesman;

Retrograde Poland - The Statesman

The StatesmanRetrograde PolandThe StatesmanPoland has been on the turn since last weekend, close to 30 years after it jettisoned Communism. Indeed, the trend has prompted the generation that has grown up in a democratic framework to argue that while “Europe stands for democracy, where does ...and more »

Poles apart - On Poland's war on democratic institutions - The Hindu

Poles apart - On Poland's war on democratic institutionsThe HinduPoland's right-wing government has been waging a relentless war on democratic institutions ever since it assumed office in 2015. But it may have gone too far now with its moves to curb judicial independence, which have been categorically opposed by ...and more »

Opinion: Opaque Poland - Deutsche Welle;

Opinion: Opaque Poland - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleOpinion: Opaque PolandDeutsche WelleUp until 2004, Warsaw Pact countries were clamoring to get into the EU. Poland grew and prospered. Has it gotten too confident? What do Poles want? What are the Polish government's goals? Bernd Riegert is confused. The gate outside Poland's ...and more »

EU launches legal action against Poland - Reuters UK

EU launches legal action against PolandReuters UKThe European Commission serves formal notice to Poland to stop undermining the independence of its judiciary, or it will suspend Warsaw's voting rights in the EU. Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile ...and more »

Polish stand-off — the plot thickens - Daily Times

Polish stand-off — the plot thickensDaily TimesLONDON: It's still not clear what Polish President Andrzej Duda, seen until now as a dependable ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is up to by vetoing key parts of a judicial reform seen by critics as anti-democratic. Duda may simply be ...and more »

Poland blasts EU 'blackmail' over judicial reform after voting rights threat - RT;

Poland blasts EU 'blackmail' over judicial reform after voting rights threat - RT

RTPoland blasts EU 'blackmail' over judicial reform after voting rights threatRTIn the latest jab aimed at Brussels, Warsaw has accused the EU of blackmailing it over controversial judicial reform. The European Commission said it was ready to suspend Poland's voting rights at the EU. Read more. 1000s in Warsaw protest reforms ...and more »

EU has Poland in its sights over attempted judicial reform - Irish Times;

EU has Poland in its sights over attempted judicial reform - Irish Times

Irish TimesEU has Poland in its sights over attempted judicial reformIrish TimesPoland has been given a month to address the “grave concerns” of fellow EU member states over its controversial judicial reform. Although Polish president Andrzej Duda has vetoed two out of four Bills of immediate concern, the European Commission on ...and more »

Trump is AWOL in the fight for democracy in Europe - Washington Post;

Trump is AWOL in the fight for democracy in Europe - Washington Post

Washington PostTrump is AWOL in the fight for democracy in EuropeWashington PostWestern democratic values are under attack in many places — in Russia, China, Turkey and even in Europe. So when the authoritarian-leaning government in Poland retreated from a planned assault on the judiciary, there was cause for celebration. The ...and more »

Commission gives Poland one month to comply with judicial recommendations - euronews;

Commission gives Poland one month to comply with judicial recommendations - euronews

euronewsCommission gives Poland one month to comply with judicial recommendationseuronewsThe European Commission has sent Poland a set of recommendations regarding its judicial overhaul. However, vice president Timmermans said this is not a blank cheque, and if judges are fired, a red line will have been crossed. “The recommendation does ...and more »

Poland threatened with EU suspension - The Times;

Poland threatened with EU suspension - The Times

The TimesPoland threatened with EU suspensionThe TimesBrussels is taking legal action against Poland and seeking to strip it of EU voting powers after Warsaw passed a law that will allow the justice minister to appoint heads of lower courts. The European Commission said yesterday that it would take Poland ...and more »

Polish president emerges as independent in judiciary row - New Zealand Herald

Polish president emerges as independent in judiciary rowNew Zealand HeraldWARSAW, Poland (AP) " In Poland's most-watched political satire, the president is mocked as a marginal and pitiful figure. He waits endlessly outside the office of the country's powerful ruling party chairman, who can never be bothered to see him, the ...and more »

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling party - Reuters India

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling partyReuters IndiaWARSAW (Reuters) - On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of ...and more »

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul - Aljazeera.com;

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comPoland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaulAljazeera.comCountry angered by EU's threat to freeze its right to vote in ministers' meetings over controversial new laws. 26 Jul 2017 16:37 GMT Europe, Poland, Politics, European Union. EC's Timmermans has given Poland one month to reduce concern about the reform ...and more »

Poland court reforms: EU says it is launching legal action - BBC News;

Poland court reforms: EU says it is launching legal action - BBC News

BBC NewsPoland court reforms: EU says it is launching legal actionBBC NewsThe European Commission says it is launching legal action against Poland over plans to give politicians more power to sack and appoint judges. The Commission said Poland would be stripped of its EU voting rights if it went ahead with proposals to force ...and more »

Stop blaming Trump for Poland's democratic crisis - EUobserver;

Stop blaming Trump for Poland's democratic crisis - EUobserver

EUobserverStop blaming Trump for Poland's democratic crisisEUobserverPoland has been making international headlines for the last two weeks, over the crisis sparked by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party's attempt to take greater control of the judiciary. If you were to judge events purely on those headlines, however ...and more »

Poland: Government must respect the rule of law - Amnesty International;

Poland: Government must respect the rule of law - Amnesty International

Amnesty InternationalPoland: Government must respect the rule of lawAmnesty International“The message from the EU is clear: respect the rule of law, or face serious sanctions. These reforms would seriously compromise the independence of the courts and severely undermine the right to fair trial in Poland, and are out of step with European ...and more »

EU gives Poland ultimatum over judicial reform - euronews;

EU gives Poland ultimatum over judicial reform - euronews

euronewsEU gives Poland ultimatum over judicial reformeuronewsThe EU has given Poland one month to allay its concerns over judicial reform plans. The prospect of Polish politicians firing and replacing judges prompted the ultimatum on Wednesday. Warsaw risks an Article 7 procedure to punish a member state for not ...and more »