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Poland Gets Further EU Prod to Soften Touchy Judicial Revamp

  • Brussels keeps pressure on Warsaw after some measures vetoed
  • At stake is outcome of EU probe into national democratic norms
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The European Union maintained pressure on Poland to scale back a controversial judicial overhaul, encouraged by the Polish president’s partial veto of the legislative package increasing political influence over the courts.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, vowed to prepare a suit against Poland over a law on ordinary courts slated to enter into force soon, demanded changes within a month to two other acts blocked by President Andrzej Duda, and kept alive the threat to recommend a “nuclear option” procedure that could end up stripping the country of its voting rights in the bloc.