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17th Oct 2017

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Polish parliament adopts controversial justice reform

The Polish parliament on Thursday adopted a reform that puts the Supreme Court under government control. The European Commission had called for the Polish government to suspend the bill. The EU executive said this law and two recent others, "increase the threat to the rule of law in Poland". The commission is likely to trigger Article 7 next week, a procedure that can lead to sanctions.

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In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

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