Trending Theme: The EU Condemns Poland’s New Law for Manipulating Judicial Independence

The European Commission has requested the European Court of Justice to freeze a new Polish law that would allow judges critical of the government’s changes to the judiciary to be dismissed. Poland’s eurosceptic Law and Justice Party (PiS) changed the process of appointing judges in 2018, when it allowed the lower house of parliament, which it controls, to choose the members of the council that appoints judges ...