Poland removes controversial legal body condemned by EU

Critics say removal is largely cosmetic as chamber with members chosen by president will replace it

Polish lawmakers have approved removing a controversial disciplinary body within the county’s top court that the right-wing government has used to sanction outspoken judges and which has drawn condemnation from the EU.

Poland’s government expects the removal of the Disciplinary Chamber of the supreme court to end its spat with the EU, paving the way for an agreement that will result in Brussels’ disbursing billions of euros of frozen recovery funds for Poland.

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