Court ‘disease’ in Poland, Hungary could spread: judicial body chief

FILE PHOTO: A man holds up a sign during a protest in central Budapest January 2, 2012. The demonstrators are protesting against the government and new Basic Law which replaced the country's constitution on January 1, in a show of angst at what they say is the ruling Fidesz party's heavy-handed policies. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

BRUSSELS – Changes to the court systems in Poland and Hungary that threaten judicial independence are a “disease” that could spread and undermine democracy in the European Union, the body that represents EU states’ judiciaries said on Thursday. The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) is reviewing the status of its Polish member […]

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