Tens of thousands of people have turned out to protest in Poland against a new law that they say strips the country's top court of its independence
The European Union has repeatedly condemned Poland for its overhaul of the country's judicial system. But what reforms does it find so egregious?
Fundamental EU values were violated by attempts to lower the retirement age for ordinary judges, the ECJ ruled. Government officials have still promised to "finish off the structural reform" of Poland's judicial system.
Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk says he will not run for president of his native Poland in 2020. The decision leaves it unclear who will run against right-wing incumbent Andrzej Duda in the spring.
Poland's governing party won recent elections but lost a majority in the Senate, so now it wants a recount. That's a Stalinist attack on democracy, the opposition has said — while defending its own recount initiative.
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