EU unlikely to punish Poland for new media law


Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski leaves a tourist guest house in Niedzica, after his private meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in Niedzica, south Poland, 06 January 2016.

EU unlikely to punish Poland for new media law

In spite of earlier threats, the EU is unlikely to take measures against Poland, after president Andrzej Duda signed a temporary new law Thursday that is a major step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television.

The new law allows for the immediate dismissal of the heads of state radio and television, and transfers the authority to appoint successors to the treasury minister, from a separate radio and TV committee that oversees the media. It also limits the number ...

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