For­mer Pol­ish lead­ers ask EU to de­fend coun­try’s democ­racy

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Milwaukee Wisconsin -

WAR­SAW, Poland – Ex-Pol­ish Pres­i­dent Lech Walesa and sev­eral other for­mer lead­ers ap­pealed Wed­nes­day to the Euro­pean Union to help de­fend the rule of law in their coun­try un­der a pop­ulist gov­ern­ment that is over­haul­ing the ju­di­ciary.

In a state­ment, the for­mer lead­ers said they fear that a new law reg­u­lat­ing the Supreme Court that takes ef­fect July 3 will de­stroy the demo­cratic sys­tem of checks and bal­ances in Poland.

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