Poland fined €1m a day over controversial judicial system changes

Warsaw calls European court of justice move blackmail and says penalties ‘not the right road’

Poland has been fined €1m (£845,000) a day by the European court of justice for ignoring a ruling that it must suspend its controversial judicial system changes.

The inflammatory move, which runs contrary to recent words of caution from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was immediately denounced in Warsaw as “blackmail”.

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