Polish law sparks fears over judicial independence

Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo delivers a speech in parliament about her government's plansPoland’s parliament adopted a law giving the justice ministry control over the prosecutor’s office, further stoking concerns about the state of democracy in the EU member. The conservative-dominated parliament voted in favour of handing the justice ministry direct control over the prosecutor’s office, a move the opposition says would once again “politicise” the institution. The prosecutor’s office has been independent from political leadership since a 2009 reform introduced by the previous liberal government.

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