European Commission calls on Poland on controversial laws to freeze

European Commission calls on Poland on controversial laws to freeze

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The European Commission calls on the Polish government in four new laws for the reform of the judiciary “in the hold”. Brussels has “major concerns” that the legislation, the independence of the rule of law limits and are considering legal action due to infringement of EU rules.

That said vice-president Frans Timmermans on Wednesday after the weekly meeting of the commission where legal options against Poland were discussed.

Timmermans has the Polish ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice this week invited to Brussels to talk about the situation. According to EU sources, the Poles are not in at the invitation. The Polish government sees the “interference’ from Brussels as interference in internal affairs and rejects the criticism.


The commission may, Poland to the Eu Court of Justice because of breach of EU rules. Also, Poland may temporarily the voting rights for decisions to be taken, but with this option, all member states must agree. Nevertheless, the commission discusses this possibility next week.

According to the Polish president Andrzej Duda, the reforms are necessary, because the Poles are not satisfied with the way the law works. “But the reforms must be wise”, the president said Tuesday.

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