Brussels launches new power grab in fury at Poland’s media blackout crackdown

BRUSSELS has launched its latest power grab in fury over Poland’s perceived crackdown on media freedoms. The European Commission has raised the prospect of EU-wide legislation to protect the bloc against perceived attacks on freedom of speech and media pluralism. It comes after eurocrats accused Poland of flouting EU values after its parliament passed a controversial bill that could force the sale of the country’s main independent broadcaster. The legislation, put forward by the ruling Law and Justice party, would stop companies from outside the European Economic Area owning a majority in Polish media firms.

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