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The European Commission has warned Poland's right-wing government that it has three months to apply Brussels' recommendations on the rule of law -- or Brussels could suspend Poland’s voting rights within the European Union.

The move comes after months of diplomacy since Poland's Law and Justice party won elections in October and imposed changes on Poland's top court, the Constitutional Tribunal, and on Poland’s public broadcaster.

Officials in Brussels are concerned that the changes could undermine democratic checks and balances in Poland.

Poland's parliament last week adopted a new law on the tribunal but did not address the concerns raised by Brussels.

Frans Timmermans, the deputy head of the European Commission, said the main issues that threaten the rule of law in Poland have not been resolved and that the Commission has taken the next step in a disciplinary procedure against Warsaw.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and dpa

A spokesman for an Austrian court said on July 27 that a Pakistani man suspected of having links to the Islamic State terrorists who killed 130 people in Paris last November would be extradited to France.

The spokesman for the regional court in the city of Linz said "the extradition of the Pakistani man was declared admissible." He declined to give further details.

The Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper that the suspect and an Algerian man had contact with the Paris attackers in Austria.

The two men were arrested last December at a refugee center in Salzburg.

The Austria Presse Agentur reported that the Algerian suspect would also be extradited to France following a ruling by a court in Salzburg.

France's Le Monde newspaper has reported that the two men travelled together from Syria to the Greek island of Leros with two Iraqi brothers who blew themselves up near the Stade de France outside of Paris on November 13.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Austria Presse Agentur, Le Monde, and Salzburger Nachrichten

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