‘Poland presses ahead with judicial overhaul despite opposition’

Another day of rallies in Poland as tens of thousands pour into the streets across the country to protest judicial reforms proposed by the government.

Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in the capital Warsaw, urging President Aand-rey Dooda to reject the controversial plan. The senate has already passed a bill that grants lawmakers and the justice ministry the authority to handpick judges. It now needs Dooda’s approval to become a law.

The European Union is deeply worried and sees the measure a step backward. Protesters believe the motion will destroy judicial independence and push Poland closer to authoritarianism.

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