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EU Commission verifies Polish court reforms' compliance with EU law

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The European Commission is checking the final version of the Polish court laws amendment for compliance with EU law - the spokesman for the EU Commission Christian Wigand announced on Tuesday in response to Andrzej Duda's signing of the legislation.

"If the need be, the Commission will not hesitate to take appropriate measures" - Wigand added.

The EU executive has called on the Polish president, PM, speakers of both houses to suspend works on the legislation. Deputy chief of the Commission Vera Jourova stressed during her visit to Poland that state laws have to be in line with the EU norms.

Poland's President Andrzej Duda has signed the controversial amendment to court laws, referred to by critics as "muzzle law" or "repressive act".

The legislation would give the recently formed disciplinary chamber of the Supreme Court more leeway to discipline judges who have been contesting the judiciary reforms introduced by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

PiS claims that the legislation is necessary to avoid chaos in the justice system, that it would bring stability and restore citizens' trust in courts.

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