Head of Lithuanian courts sees events in Poland as threat to democracy

Rimvydas Norkus, chairman of Lithuania's Supreme Court and the Lithuanian Judicial Council, says that the judicial reform in Poland constitutes a threat to democracy.
Anti Government protests in Warsaw
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