EU threatens Poland with infringement measures over media law

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A demonstrator in a Darth Vader coostume joins Poles demonstrating in front of Polish Parliament in Warsaw, Poland, 19 December 2015. People gathered to protest against the newly formed right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government and its actions. The protest was organised by the nonpartisan Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD). Demonstrations were held in twenty-one cities in Poland.

EU threatens Poland with infringement measures over media law


The European Commission will take up the issue of controversial new amendments to Poland’s media law when it meets next week.

The decision by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to schedule a January 13 debate signaled growing concern about the newly passed changes pushed by Poland’s conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party.

The changes give the government authority to appoint managers of state-run radio and television stations.

On Sunday, Poland defended its new media law as...


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