Poland's president accuses EU of 'lying' about judicial reforms

Poland's judicial reforms are causing consternation at the EU, which has invoked EU rules that would strip Poland of its voting rights if the concerns are not addressed.

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    Poland's president has accused the EU of lying about his country's planned judicial reforms.

    It follows the triggering of a legal mechanism by the EU that could see the country stripped of its voting rights within the bloc.

    Brussels says the laws are a threat to democracy.

    The EU has given Poland three months to address its concerns, it may then consider suspending Warsaw’s voting rights.

    But for that to happen all member states would have to agree and the problem for the EU is that Hungary has already made it clear it would veto such a move.

    Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.


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