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EU Picks Legal Fight With Poland Over Independence of Top Court

  • Poland gets two-month ultimatum to respond to concerns
  • EU has ‘serious doubts’ about tribunal’s impartiality
Mateusz Morawiecki 

Mateusz Morawiecki 

Photographer: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images 

Poland was handed a two-month ultimatum to address the lack of independence of its top court as European Union patience with the nation’s alleged defiance of the bloc’s rule of law edges toward snapping point. 

The European Commission on Wednesday said it “has serious doubts” on the “impartiality” of the constitutional court “and considers that it no longer meets the requirements of a tribunal previously established by law.”