>> Stop undermining your judiciary and the rule of law or we'll suspend your voting rights. A strong message from the EU to Poland.>> The Commission is ready to immediately trigger the Article 7 (1) procedure>> The European Commission saying Wednesday, it would send a formal letter of notice which is the start of legal action warning Warsaw about its judicial overhaul.
Or else the EU will have no choice, Commission Head John-Claude Juncker says but to trigger Article 7 which suspends Poland's voting rights in the 28 member union. Poland's right wing Euro skeptic government says it has to streamline an unwieldy legal system and make judges more accountable to the people.
>> Polish President Andrzej Duda did, however, please Brussels by blocking two bills this week. They would have given the government and Parliament the power to replace Supreme Court judges.>>