Getting Tough with Poland
The EU has given Poland’s government a month to back down from reforms that would undermine judicial independence, or face referral to the European Court of Justice. But that's not the only issue driving a wedge between Poland and the EU.
- Sławomir Sierakowski highlights mounting evidence of Russian influence over Poland’s defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz, and other leaders of the ruling Law and Justice party.
- Laszlo Bruszt and Nauro F. Campos argue that judicial independence in EU member states is essential to sustain further economic integration.
- Guy Verhofstadt proposes that EU structural funds be withheld, and Poland stripped of its voting rights.