EU (ECJ) fines Poland 1m Euros per day

In Poland there's a disciplinary chamber that, critics say, can make judges leave if they don't follow the 'right wing' party line.

The chamber, EU says, violates EU law because it compromises the independence of the judiciary in Poland.

ECJ decided this last summer and Poland accepted it, but Poland didn't really take any steps to remove the chamber.

The method of fines is standard for the EU when a country does something they don't like, but usually the countries fall into line.

In September, one of Poland's high courts (with ties to government it is said) also decided Poland's courts can overrule the ECJ.