Poland’s government risks fines for flouting a European court order

Nationalist ruling party failed to comply with an order on judicial independence, EU commission claims

Poland’s nationalist government risks daily fines for flouting a European court order, after EU authorities in Brussels urged financial penalties over what are seen as threats to judicial independence.

The European Commission called on the European court of justice (ECJ) to hit the Polish government with daily fines “to ensure compliance”, in a move hailed as a watershed moment in the struggle over the rule of law in the central European country.

Continue reading…