EU poised to approve Poland Covid recovery fund despite judicial concern

European Commission to decide whether Poland has met requirements to reform its legal system

The European Commission is poised to approve a long-delayed Covid recovery plan for Poland, overriding concerns that Warsaw is making cosmetic changes to its heavily criticised legal system to unlock EU cash.

The commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected to sign the agreement in Warsaw on Thursday, although Poland will have to undertake further judicial reforms to access €36bn (£30.68bn) in recovery grants and loans.

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