The right-wing government now has one month to respond to the concerns. Poland's deputy foreign minister for European affairs, Konrad Szymanski, told the PAP news agency that the EU decision was "unfounded", and he said the new law met legal requirements.
The statement reads that "the new rules allow the Minister of Justice to exert influence on individual ordinary judges though, in particular, the vague criteria for the prolongation of their mandates thereby undermining the principle of irremovability of judges".
The Commission is concerned that the reforms will undermine the independence of the judiciary by giving the justice minister discretionary power to extend the mandate of common judges, as well as dismiss and appoint lower court presidents.
The EU has been at loggerheads with Poland over four controversial bills, two of which have been adopted by the Polish Parliament but vetoed by President Andrzej Duda.
The EU's executive commission earlier this year sued Poland at the European Court of Justice over logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The EU's executive body, as well as critics at home and overseas, see the measures as a threat to the rule of law in Poland.
Jordanian shot dead, Israeli hurt at Amman embassy
Sunday's incident is among the most serious since Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty in 1994, the BBC reported Monday. In clashes with police in several areas of Jerusalem and occupied territories, three young Palestinians were killed.
Twitter adds no users in Q2
The platform has stiff competition with other social media platforms for advertising such as its rivals Snapchat and Facebook . From driverless cars to artificial intelligence, we've seen an unsurpassed growth of high-tech products in recent months.
It said a key legal concern was the introduction of different retirement ages - for female judges at 60 and male judges at 65. Populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed he would instantly veto any such move by the EU.
Article 7 is an action, never before used, that would see Poland lose its voting rights in the European Council, or meeting of European ministers, for violating fundamental EU laws.
Hungary itself faces European Union legal action over laws targeting education and foreign civil society groups, while Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic also face action for ignoring the bloc's migrant relocation quotas.
In Saturday's statement, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, reiterated an invitation to meet with top Polish officials over the judiciary reforms "in the hope of a constructive dialogue".
The legal reforms have triggered mass street protests in Poland and raised fears for the rule of law in one of the EU's leading eastern former communist states. The commission "clearly doesn't have the authority" to interfere in the organization of justice systems of member states, he said.
A discussion that one Redditor had earlier today with Tesla customer service also sheds light on possibly delivery dates. The Long-Range model will cover nearly 500km on a single charge , while the Standard Model 3 will do just over 350km.
Some 70% of Venezuelans are opposed to Maduro's plan for a Constituent Assembly, according to polling firm Datanalisis. Highways were mostly empty, and businesses shuttered across the country as millions of people observed the protest.
Jones testified last week (arriving in a wheelchair) and said he was "cheated out of a lot of money" by the Jackson estate. On the question of whether the Cirque shows or "This Is It" were considered "records", the jury said no.
Almost 540 firefighters still are trying to extinguish the blaze that tore through 1,600 hectares of the tourist-heavy region. The Civil Protection Agency reports it has deployed more than 1,100 firefighters and 23 water-dropping aircraft to 13 blazes.
However, under gloomy conditions, the home side suffered first blow when Keaton Jennings was dismissed for a nine-ball duck. Over 76: England 249-5 (Stokes 58, Bairstow 32) Tidy over from Maharaj with Bairstow scrambling a singleoff the final ball.
Shares of Photo-Me International plc ( LON:PHTM ) traded down 0.15% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 164.00. The stock of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) has "Sell" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup.
However, the mere mention of Grand Theft Auto 6 being in development will always pique the interest of the internet. Take-Two is Rockstar's parent company so what they think will greatly impact the games made by these developers.
In a similar incident on Tuesday, the USS Thunderbolt fired warning shots at Iranian navy boats operating in the Persian Gulf. Mr Araghchi said the new sanctions are "a breach of the deal in articles 26, 28 and 29".
What was most impressive about the right-arm pacer's wickets was that he managed to dismiss four out of India's top five batsmen. Pandya, who got dropped early in his innings, used the opportunity and scored a blistering half-century of just 49 balls.
Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president's rural home
The deputy president had left hours earlier for a campaign rally in the town of Kitale, where he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta. General Service Unit officers patrol outside the gate of DP President William Ruto's Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County in 2014 .
London Sees Riots In Protest Over Death Of Young Father
Ms Abbott referred to the "understandable anger" of people in Mr Charles's community but said demonstrations "must be peaceful". The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating what led to Mr Charles' death.
Chelsea boss Conte: I lose three kilograms during a game
Juventus value him at around £60 million, which would be too much to pay for a player who primarily operates as a full-back. Turkish Super League giants Besiktas have tabled an offer for Chelsea's controversial striker Diego Costa .
US Lawmakers Expect More Sanctions on Venezuela Over Vote
The state prosecutor's office said late on Friday 18-year-old Gustavo Villamizar had become the latest victim of protest violence. Maduro's regime has forbidden protests through Tuesday, saying violators will face prison terms of five to 10 years.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus
First hints of the impending reshuffle were given when BJP president Amit Shah chose to fight upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Moreover, they have accused BJP President Amit Shah of engineering defections by using "money and muscle power".
USA places new sanctions on Iran following rocket launch
Strategic Command, which monitors launches around the world, could only confirm a satellite was not deployed from the rocket. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, the United States president promised to "rip up" the "worst deal ever made".
Ryan defends Priebus, says he's doing 'fantastic job'
Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci says, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that". Witness the ongoing drama of Trump's daily attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Sessions' refusal to resign.
Senate Health Bill Clears Key Hurdle. What Now?
A vote is expected Wednesday on a repeal bill that passed the Senate and the House two years ago but was vetoed by Obama. Only 10 senators voted for the second measure, a symbolic proposal known as the Heller amendment.