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European Commission acts to preserve the rule of law in Poland - EU News

The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission's assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the rule ...and more »

Remarks of Frans Timmermans on European Commission action to preserve the rule of law in Poland - EU News

Thank you very much and good afternoon to all of you. Here we are again. After last week's College we discussed the concerns the Commission has about the reform of the Polish judiciary and the state of our Rule of Law dialogue with the Polish ...and more »

Why is Poland's Law and Justice Party trying to rein in the judiciary? - Washington Post

Political science has a term for what unfolded in Poland over the past 20 months: autogolpe (self-coup) — when a democratically elected government extends its powers in violation of the constitution. In the Monkey Cage article we wrote immediately ...and more »

Poland hits back at EU 'blackmail' over judicial reforms - The Guardian

People protest against the reforms outside the supreme court in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters. Poland's ruling conservatives have hit back at EU threats to halt the country's voting rights in the bloc if it pushes through ...and more »

The Assault on Poland's Judiciary - Foreign Affairs

Poland's democracy is in peril. Since coming to power in 2015, the Law and Justice party (PiS) has subverted the country's democratic constitutional order and sought to replace it with a form of competitive authoritarianism. The party began its assault ...and more »

EU gives Poland ultimatum over judicial reform - euronews

The 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 »

The Guardian view on Poland's courts: people power and a glimmer of hope - The Guardian

After days of protests against the government's plans to control the judiciary, the president has vetoed part of the legislation. That is something – but not enough. Tue 25 Jul 2017 14.43 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 14.32 EST. Share on ...and more »

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

President 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 »

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

Poland'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 »

The birth of a Polish president -

For the first time, Andrzej Duda stood up to his party. There is no going back on that. By Michał Broniatowski. 7/25/17, 9:55 PM CET. Updated 7/26/17, 10:01 AM CET. Polish President Andrzej Duda attends a press conference in Tallinn, Estonia | Valda ...and more »