More concessions to EU on court reforms would be difficult: Poland May 16, 2018 0 39 12345 REUTERSWARSAWIT will be difficult for Poland to offer further concessions to the European Commission in a dispute over the country's judicial reforms, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Tuesday.The EU executive on Monday gave Poland until late June to settle the row over the independence of its courts that threatens Warsaw's future access to funding from the bloc."As it stands for now, what Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki agreed with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has been more or less implemented and it is hard to seek the possibilities of further concessions,"Czaputowicz told Trojka public radio.Poland's right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party government and the Commission have been at loggerheads for two years over rule of law standards.In March, Poland started making the first concessions, putting some modest checks on the powers of the justice minister over dismissing court presidents and equalising the retirement age of judges.In May, in new concessions, the lower chamber of parliament approved a bill that will limit the ability of Poland's revamped supreme court to effectively overturn past court verdicts. The bill still awaits approval from the Senate and President Andrzej Duda, an ally of PiS.Frans Timmermans, deputy chief of the Commission, welcomed recent progress in negotiations with Warsaw but said more needed to be done. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Scottish parliament rejects Britain's EU withdrawal bill May 16, 2018 0 56 Britain hopes to foster good ties with Turkey May 16, 2018 0 46 Facebook has not fully answered questions on data privacy: UK lawmakers May 16, 2018 0 416 Royal wedding plans in turmoil as Markle's dad 'pulls out' AFP WINDSOR PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this weekend was in turmoil on Tuesday following reports her father may not attend after a paparazzi scandal, rocking the royal family's meticulous .. New Catalan leader seeks end of direct rule by Madrid REUTERS MADRID NEW Catalan leader Quim Torra on Tuesday called for an end to direct rule over the Catalan regional government by Madrid at a joint news conference held in Berlin with former regional leader Carles .. UK wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: Minister LONDON British authorities could have wrongly deported up to 63 immigrants from the Caribbean, the new interior minister said on Tuesday in the latest revelation on the Windrush scandal that cost his predecessor her .. Bosnia struggles to cope with arrival of thousands of migrants SARAJEVO/BIHAC Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe. The .. German court dismisses Erdogan's appeal to ban mocking poem outright HAMBURG A German court on Tuesday rejected Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to ban outright a satirical poem recited by a comedian on German television, which had soured already-strained ties between .. Greece says 'still far' from a deal on Macedonia name row REUTERS ATHENS/BRUSSELS GREECE said on Tuesday it was"far away"from resolving a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name despite progress in talks between the two neighbours on a matter that could make or break .. EU regrets Soros foundation's closure in Hungary AFP BRUSSELS THE European Union said on Tuesday it was"regrettable"that the foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros was closing operations in Hungary, voicing fears that democracy would suffer. The ..