Poland’s Kaczynski hits back at EU criticism over rule of law

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Warsaw – The Union has no reason be concerned about the state of democracy Poland, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful of the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS), said on Friday.

“There are topics discuss within the EU, but the conversation about the Polish democracy and Polish makes no sense, as they are not under threat,’’ Kaczynski said an interview for a public radio broadcaster.

According him, poles enjoy free , can freely travel, undertake public and economic activity and full of the media is ensured.

Kaczynski, however, made reference to the jailing of politicians Spain who called for Catalan .

“If we someone to over 10 years in prison for wanting something the does not like.

“Even if concerned Poland’ territorial integrity, there is no doubt Europe would scream are being trampled on,’’ he said.

Poland has been at loggerheads with the Union over its controversial judiciary reforms, introduced since PiS came to power in 2015.

A says the EU fears the reforms undermine judicial and subjugate the judiciary to the executive power.