EU takes first legal step against Poland over Russian influence law
The European Commission on Thursday said it had taken the first step in a legal process against Poland over a Polish law on undue Russian influence that critics say could result in banning opposition politicians from public office.
"Today, the European Commission opened an infringement procedure by sending a letter of formal notice to Poland for violations of EU law," the commission said in a statement.
"The commission considers that the new law unduly interferes with the democratic process (and) could limit the effectiveness of the political rights of persons elected in democratic elections."
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