The vote on Thursday came a day after the EU gave its largest formerly communist member state a week to shelve judicial reforms that Brussels says would put courts under direct government control. If Warsaw's ruling nationalist-minded conservatives do not back down, they could face fines and even a suspension of voting rights, although other eurosceptics in the EU, notably Hungary, will likely veto strict punishment.
General view of the Polish parliament before the voting on the bill that calls for an overhaul of the Supreme Court, in Warsaw, Poland, July 20, 2017. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski/via REUTERSWARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would allow parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying objections from lawyers, opposition leaders and the European Union that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament passed a contested Supreme Court law on Thursday which the opposition says would erode the independence of the judiciary and undermine democracy. The bill, submitted by the conservative, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, must now be approved by the upper house. PiS has a majority in both houses of parliament. Reporting by Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Gareth Jones
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