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Poland’s Conflict With EU Puts Ruling Party Majority at Risk

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Poland’s ruling party faced a threat to its majority after a political ally attacked the government’s dealmaking with the European Union and raised the prospect of exiting the coalition. 

An ally of Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, who has rejected any compromise with Brussels over Poland’s overhaul of its judiciary, accused Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of overseeing a “transfer” of the nation’s sovereignty. The charge is a response to the ruling Law & Justice party’s latest attempt to break a deadlock with the EU, which accuses Warsaw of politicizing its judicial system.