EU mulling sanctions over Poland judiciary reforms

Dec 20, 2017, 6:06 AM EST
People took to streets to oppose the conservative government's proposed judicial reforms.
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The European Union is considering unprecedented disciplinary proceedings against Poland after the country’s conservative government proposed a controversial legislation handing down executive with more control over judiciary and appointment of judges.

The proposed reforms, viewed as a threat to the country’s democracy, have sparked nationwide protests in Poland, notes the BBC.

The European Commission mulls activating the E.U. disciplinary process known as Article 7 but suspending Poland’s voting rights in Brussels is not an option given that Hungary has vowed to block any such move, writes The Guardian