January 9, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 2 months ago

Poland's president dismisses several top ministers

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s President Andrzej Duda dismissed several top government ministers on Tuesday, as Warsaw tries to improve relations with the European Union damaged by Brussels accusations that it is subverting rule of law standards.

FILE PHOTO: Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during a news conference, after the European Commission announced its decision to launch Article 7 procedure, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Duda dismissed Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Environment Minister Jan Szyszko as well as health and digitalization ministers, among others.

Reporting by Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Lidia Kelly

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