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European Union likely to give Poland unprecedented warning over judicial system overhaul

European Union likely to give Poland unprecedented warning over judicial system overhaul

The European Union's executive commission will likely decide next week to trigger an unprecedented procedure against Poland that could move the country closer to losing its voting rights in the 28-nation bloc, a top official said Friday.

The move would involve a formal warning to Poland that it sees a “clear risk of a serious breach” of European values in new bills that overhaul the judicial system.

The leaders of Germany and France said they would back the commission if it decides to take this step, though they still held out some hope of finding some agreement with the Polish government.

EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger told Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio...

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