Dispute with EU: Poland wants to abolish disciplinary chamber

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday proposed a law to dissolve the controversial disciplinary chamber for judges in a bid to end a years-long dispute with the EU over the rule of law. Then, Duda hopes, withheld European Union funding for Poland could also be allotted to the country. In October, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) had ordered Poland to pay a penalty payment of €1 million a day because the government in Warsaw refused to dissolve the disciplinary chamber. The EU Commission believes that this undermines the independence of the judiciary.

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