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Brussels threatens fines against Poland over judiciary ruling

AFP, 20 Jul 2021
The European Commission warns Poland that it would demand fines against Warsaw if the authorities refused to conform with a ruling from the EU's top court on judicial reforms. Warsaw and Brussels have been at loggerheads for years over reforms pushed through by the Polish government, which is led by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party. The Polish law on reforming the judiciary, which came into force in February last year, prevents judges from referring questions of law to the European Court of Justice. SOUNDBITE

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