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Timmermans with Polish PM Beata Szydlo - the year-long row on judicial reform keeps getting worse (Photo: European Parliament)

EU threatens to throw the book at Poland

The European Commission has renewed its threat to seek sanctions against Poland in a rule-of-law dispute.

"There's no way we can drop the issue … the Commission will use every instrument at its disposal when the separation of powers is at risk," Commission deputy head Frans Timmermans said at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday (31 August).

"This Commission will take its duty seriously even if, politically, this might be extremely difficult," he said.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Timmermans with Polish PM Beata Szydlo - the year-long row on judicial reform keeps getting worse (Photo: European Parliament)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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