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Polish judge Igor Tuleya is a vocal critic of the ruling Law and Justice party (Photo: iustitia.org)

Poland 'crossed rubicon' against EU court injunction

Poland has "crossed the rubicon" with its first political trial of a judge, in violation of an EU court injunction, Polish judges said.

The EU Court of Justice, on 8 April, ordered Poland to suspend the work of a new disciplinary tribunal on grounds it lacked political independence and that its activities would cause "serious and irreparable harm to the interests of the EU".

But on Tuesday morning (9 June), the new tribunal met in Warsaw anyway.

The disciplinary board, which...

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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.

Polish judge Igor Tuleya is a vocal critic of the ruling Law and Justice party (Photo: iustitia.org)

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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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