Poland is as devoted to the rule of law as the rest of the EU. This was the response of Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, on Twitter after the European Commission on December 20 told the other 27 European Union member states that the Polish government was putting the bloc’s fundamental democratic values at risk.

The Polish foreign ministry followed with the following statement: “Poland deplores the European commission’s launch of the procedure [...] which is essentially political, n...

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