Thursday, July 27, 2017

Independence of the judiciary in Poland at risk?

"Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices, this after last Friday's legislation that lets lawmakers pick judges. It's got the EU considering the unprecedented step of suspending Poland's voting rights in Brussels. A case of meddling in domestic affairs, or is Poland undermining the EU's core values? What's the tipping point at which the bloc faces more divorces?"

Produced by Yi SONG, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.