ECJ adviser backs rule-of-law measure in blow to Poland and Hungary

Court advised to dismiss challenge against law that lets EU block funds to states that curb judicial independence

EU authorities can cut funds to member states that are corrupt and curb independent courts, a senior adviser to the bloc’s top court has said.

In a setback for the nationalist governments of Poland and Hungary, a European court of justice senior lawyer said a law linking EU funds to respect for the rule of law was legally sound.

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