Locked content PiS ‘dissapointed’ in Duda, but no need for early elections

Top officials from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said that they were disappointed in President’s Andrzej Duda decision to veto two of the three bills, which PiS claims would reform the judiciary. “We are disturbed by the fact that the president did not insulate himself from the influence of...

Locked content EU with ‘wait and see’ approach regarding Polish judicial reforms

The European Commission did not comment on President’s Andrzej Duda decision to veto two bills aimed at overhauling Polish Supreme Court and the National Council of Judiciary (KRS). “The Commission is following the events and the situation in Poland very closely. All developments and all the changes...
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President vetoes controversial judiciary reforms

In a surprise move, President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto controversial laws on the Supreme Court and the National Council of Judiciary (KRS). “As president I don’t feel this law would strengthen a sense of justice. These laws must be amended,” he said.

Locked content Senate approves Supreme Court legislation

The upper house of parliament approved the controversial Supreme Court bill after a heated discussion on Saturday. The decision whether to implement it is now in President’s Andrzej Duda hands, who has 21 days to either sign it, veto it, or send it to the recently overhauled by Law and Justice (PiS)...

Locked content Tusk sends letter to Duda on the judiciary system overhaul

The European Council President and former PM Donald Tusk sent a letter to President Andrzej Duda, asking him “for an urgent meeting to discuss the dangerous consequences for Poland’s standing on the world stage.” The request for the meeting was denied by the president’s office saying that “the refor...
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Sejm passes controversial judiciary system overhaul

Amidst controversy, the Sejm has passed the vote on judiciary reforms, with 235 votes in favor, 192 against and 23 abstentions. The new law will allow for the immediate forced retirement of all Supreme Court judges and their president, whose term is set in the constitution. It will also create three...
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Duda threatens to veto Supreme Court reform

In what seems like an attempt to calm down the tensions caused by recent attempts to overhaul Polish judiciary, President Andrzej Duda said that he will not sign any bill changing the legal system, and submitted his own proposal for a reform of the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS).

Locked content Trump: America loves Poland

The US President Donald Trump gave a speech during his stay in Warsaw, and praised Poles for being “the soul of Europe.” “For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks.  But while Poland could be invaded and occupied, and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erase...