EU sets judicial reform as a precondition to accession talks. Read about it here…
The European Commission has taken additional steps on the road to taking Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU. The Commission maintains that Poland seeks political control of the judiciary.
For all things judicial, check out the Consultative Council on European Judges. A good place to begin is Opinion 1.
Bratislava March 2019: The European Parliament condemns the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member state governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary”.
For strong thinking and concise info on a wide variety of judicial independence issues, check this out: https://www.coe.int/en/web/ccje/home?