Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland’s minister for justice. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty

Poland’s ruling party has proposed a Bill to change a contested disciplinary chamber for judges, in an attempt to defuse a long-running feud with Brus(...)

European justice commissioner Didier Reynders: “We are busy with the five waves for Covid, and I don’t know how many waves on the rule of law in Poland.” Photograph: Johanna Geron/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Brussels is poised to withhold more than €100 million from Poland to cover unpaid fines imposed by the EU’s top court, the justice commissioner has wa(...)

President Emmanuel Macron will be seeking results to prove to his sceptical public that the EU is an effective actor in addressing matters of French concern. File photograph: Bloomberg

The European Union is about to face a battle of wills. In January, France will assume the six-month rotating presidency of the council of the European(...)

Polish minister for justice Zbigniew Ziobro: the ruling by the courts in Poland  followed the minister filing an ‘extraordinary complaint’  in the supreme court. Photograph: Mateusz Marek/ EPA

A father has said he is “shattered” after the courts in Poland ruled that his wife, who took their young children from this jurisdiction five years ag(...)

Supporters and members of opposition parties take part in a protest against the amendment to the Broadcasting Act in front of the Polish parliament building. Photograph:  EPA/Piotr Nowak

Another front opened up last week in the battle being waged by the majority of EU states to safeguard the rule of law and democratic norms in Poland. (...)

 The minister of justice of Poland  Zbigniew Ziobro: ‘I am completely against giving in to the illegal blackmail by the EU which is being carried out via the ECJ.’ Photograph: Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty

Poland should not stay in the EU “at any price”, the country’s justice minister has said, amid a legal stand-off between Warsaw and Brussels that he c(...)

Polish justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro has asked the country’s constitutional court to examine whether the European Convention on Human Rights is applicable as a whole in Poland. Photograph: Attila Husejnow/SOPA/LightRocket via Getty

Poland has ramped up its battle with Europe by questioning the right of European courts to rule on the legality of its contested judicial reforms. Po(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pascal Rossignol

The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against Hungary and Poland for discrimination against LGBT+ people in an escalating rule of law f(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling  Law and Justice (PiS)  party. Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Poland’s ruling conservative-nationalist coalition could collapse if its members fail to ratify the EU’s coronavirus recovery package, the country’s d(...)

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, greets Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, during a roundtable meeting at an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

Hungarian and Polish leaders have declared victory in a dispute over tying European Union funds to the rule of law, even as some of their critics insi(...)

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