The showdown with Warsaw is about more than the rule of law.
It’s about the bloc’s very identity.
- Paul Taylor
PARIS — The European Union has a last chance in the next few weeks to stop Poland from emasculating its justice system by forcing dozens of Supreme Court judges into early retirement and packing the courts with government supporters.
It must not blink.
This is not just about preserving the rule of law in the largest of the ex-communist member countries that joined the EU in 2004, important though that is.
Above all, it…