EU will demand Poland pay fines for disciplining judges

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By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union executive is set to demand that Poland pay around 70 million euros ($80 million) of fines in the coming weeks for failing to scrap a contentious system for disciplining judges, sources have told Reuters. A spokesman for the European Commission separately told journalists on Tuesday that the Brussels-based executive had received Poland’s latest explanation on the dispute, one of many battles over democratic backsliding pitting Warsaw against the 27-nation bloc. “EU has ways to ensure payment of due fines from Poland,” the spokesman s…

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