European Commission launches procedure against Poland for new law

European Commission launches procedure against Poland for new law

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The European Commission’s legal action against Poland started because of a new law that rule of law reforms. The procedure for breach of EU-legislation Friday set in motion after the law was officially published, the commission on Saturday announced.

Poland must, within one month respond to the notice. An infringement procedure can lead to a case before the European Court of Justice.

It is a law that the minister of Justice, the law gives presidents of the ordinary courts to appoint, dismiss or employment to extend beyond their retirement age. By this discretion, the independence of the Polish courts is undermined, the commission is concerned.

Also, it may not be that Poland is for the lower judges have a retirement age introduces of 60 years for women and 65 years for men. That is discrimination, the commission said.

Vice-president, Frans Timmermans, the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice are again invited to “the dialogue to resume.” Brussels has major concerns about four new laws that the ruling party PiS give power over the judicial system.

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