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Brussels Takes Poland to EU Court over Judicial Independence

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:19 GMT

The European Union on Thursday October 10th took Poland's right-wing government to the EU's top court over a new disciplinary regime for judges that allegedly threatens their independence, AFP has reported.

In the EU's third case against Warsaw over judicial matters, the European Commission said in a statement that a new law "does not ensure the necessary guarantees to protect judges from political control".

The EU said that the law "allows ordinary court judges to be subjected to disciplinary investigations, procedures and sanctions on the basis of the content of their judicial decisions," the statement said.

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