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Polish Prime Minister Defends Judicial Purge

Poland's judicial purge aims to punish former communist stooges, argued Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. He listened with a poker face as MEPs said his...

by LibertiesEU

Poland's judicial purge aims to punish former communist stooges, argued Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. He listened with a poker face as MEPs said his government is destroying the independent judiciary, oppressing free speech, fiddling with electoral laws and attacking minorities, LGBT people and women. Morawiecki refused all accusations, claiming reform was a "national competence" under EU law. In the meantime, tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Warsaw to show solidarity with ousted Supreme Court President Maria Gersdorf.