Poland tells EU not to start ‘Third World War’ over judicial fight Oct 26, 2021 0 0 12345 DPAWarsawWith a dispute raging between Poland and European Union leaders over judicial reforms, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has strongly warned the EU not to withhold promised coronavirus funds for his country.“What is going to happen if the European Commission will start the Third World War? If they start the Third World War, we are going to defend our rights with any weapons which are at our disposal,” he told the Financial Times in an interview, when asked if Poland could veto legislation such as the EU’s landmark climate package.The background to the current dispute is a ruling by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal according to which essential parts of EU law are not compatible with Poland’s constitution.This decision is seen as highly problematic by the EU Commission and several other states because it could give the national-conservative PiS government an excuse to ignore rulings of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that it does not like.Warsaw has been criticized for years for its reform of the Polish judiciary.EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that she will block EU coronavirus aid worth billions for Poland until the country has reversed certain judicial reforms. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Captured Colombian drug cartel leader faces potential US extradition Oct 26, 2021 0 0 ‘Rust’ producers ‘pause’ film for shooting investigation Oct 26, 2021 0 0 Poland raises number of soldiers at border as migrant surge continues Oct 26, 2021 0 0 EU medicine regulator begins review procedure for new Covid treatment Amsterdam: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun the review procedure for a new Covid-19 treatment. EMA experts are due to evaluate the data from studies on the effect of the antiviral agent Molnupiravir, the EMA .. ‘Stark’ message for COP26 as global CO2 rises faster than average DPA Geneva Economic activity may have come to a virtual standstill for weeks at a time in many parts of the world during the coronavirus lockdowns last year, but this hasn’t put a significant dent in carbon dioxide (CO2) .. Severe weather hits southern Brazil, almost 1,000 homes damaged DPA Rio de Janeiro Strong winds and hail have damaged 938 homes in Brazil’s southern state of Parana. The city of Foz do Iguacu on the border with Paraguay and Argentina was the worst affected area, with some 600 homes .. Britain’s Johnson: Current relationship with Russia ‘not the one we want’ LONDON: UK Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Britain’s “current relationship with Russia is not the one we want,” and that the two countries have a “responsibility to work .. Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for almost 1.5 million dollars New YORK: A pair of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s sneakers netted 1.47 million dollars at auction. The buyer was Nick Fiorella, auction house Sotheby’s announced Sunday. Fiorella is a well-known collector of sports ..