Locked content EU warns Poland it could lose funding

EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger warned Poland that it could lose financially if it refuses to change its stance on the controversial judiciary reform. “Either the rule of law and the independence of courts would constitute a condition for claiming European budgetary resources. Or otherwise...
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Morawiecki and Orban to EU: migration policy has failed

EU member states should decide on their own who they want to accept, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during his visit to Budapest adding that the EU’s migration policy has failed. “In terms of migration and quotas that were to be imposed on (EU) member countries we strongly reject such an approach as it ...

Locked content Orban: We will block any EU action on Poland

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary sees Poland as its ally, and so will block any action to suspend Poland’s voting rights in the EU. “We need to make it clear to the EU that it is pointless to even start proceedings against Poland as there is no chance of seeing it through̷...

Locked content May in Poland: Your constitution is your own matter

During her visit in Poland, British PM Theresa May said that Poland’s constitution is Warsaw’s internal issue, and should not be interfered with. “These constitutional issues are normally, and should be primarily a matter for the individual country concerned,” she said, striking a different tone, th...

Locked content Fitch: Article 7 procedure could affect future EU subsidies

The European Commission’s recommendation that Article VII procedures should be launched against Poland should not have a material short-term impact on growth or public finances, but can affect the negotiations for the next EU funding cycle, Fitch Ratings agency said. “Cuts in EU funds and/or a...
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EU launches Article 7 procedure against Poland

In an unprecedented move, the European Commission will ask other EU member states to declare that Poland’s judiciary overhaul constitutes “a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values.” If the states agree, Warsaw’s voting rights would be suspended.

Locked content European Parliament demands triggering Article 7 against Poland

MEP voted to demand that EU member states punish Poland by triggering Article 7 of the EU treaty which would strip Warsaw of its voting rights in the European Parliament. While 438 lawmakers voted for and 152 against the motion, triggering Article 7 is highly unlikely as it requires unanimity, and H...

Locked content EU to launch legal actions against Poland over judiciary reforms

The European Commission announced that it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary, and gave Warsaw a month to respond to the concerns. According to Brussels, Polish government’s recent attempts at judiciary reforms undermines the independence of judges and breaks E...