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Brief from Brussels: Commission looks again at Polish law changes

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Brief from Brussels: Commission looks again at Polish law changes

<p><strong>Polish rule of law under the microscope</strong> </p> <p>The European Commission is once again examining the rule of law in Poland.</p> <p>Every Wednesday the European Commissioners meet in Brussels for the weekly Commission’s College. On the agenda of this week’s meeting is the safeguarding of the rule of law in Poland. </p> <p>The EU’s attention was caught in January 2016 after the controversial reform of the Constitutional Court, initiated by the Conservative Polish government. </p> <p>More recently, it is The reform of the judicial system in Poland that concerns the European institution. As explained by spokesman Margaritis Schinas.</p> <p><strong>EU-Turkey tensions</strong></p> <p>Despite current tensions, the EU and Turkey maintain their political relationship.</p> The Turkish Minister of European Affairs travelled to Brussels yesterday to meet Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s head diplomat. <p>The meeting comes amid a climate of mistrust. </p> <p>The Europeans denounce the extent of the purges carried out by Turkish authorities after last year’s failed coup. </p> <p><strong>Netanyahu trip continues</strong> </p> <p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing his European trip. Today he will meet the leaders of the Visegrad group, namely Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.</p>