Poland says EU threats over top court changes illegal

Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party swept to power in late 2015 and immediately pushed through legislation which critics say paralysed the constitutional courtThe leader of Poland’s governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party on Thursday lashed out at an EU disciplinary process that is piling pressure on Warsaw, saying the European Commission is acting illegally. On Wednesday the commission escalated the long-running spat over Warsaw’s controversial moves to shake up the country’s constitutional court, giving Poland a three-month deadline to restore full powers to the tribunal. This is nothing but a jolly delight for the European Commission and its officials,” PiS leader and former prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Germany’s Bild tabloid.

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