People sing as they protest in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on December 14, 2017. Thousands of Poles rallied across the country Thursday against controversial court reforms by the rightwing goverment, which opposition politicians and the EU insist undermine the rule of law and separation of powers. Polish protesters sang Christmas carols in front of Warsaw's presidential palace to invite the head of state to defend the independence of the judiciary. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI

De bemoeienis van de Poolse politiek met benoemingen bij de rechterlijke macht is dermate groot dat van een scheiding der machten geen sprake meer is. De frustraties hierover bij de Europese Commissie zijn groot.

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