Locked content Most EU members support linking funds to rule of law – reports

A significant number of EU member states are in favor of the proposal to link access to funds with the rule of law. “This issue was discussed during the sherpa discussions (representatives of countries preparing the EU), a significant group of member states said that the future Commission proposal s...

EU court advisor: Poland broke the law over Białowieża logging

According to Yves Bot, the general advocate at the European Court of Justice, Poland broke international law by drastically increasing logging in the primeval forest in Białowieża. “Those decisions are necessarily liable to result in a deterioration of the breeding sites of the protected species,” B...

Locked content EC won’t fine Poland for Białowieża logging

The European Commission has accepted Poland’s explanations regarding stopping the logging in the Białowieża forest and will not apply to the EU Court of Justice to fine Warsaw, the Polish Press Agency PAP said quoting EU sources. Back in January, Polish government submitted a document highligh...

European Commission upgrades GDP growth forecast for Poland

The European Commission increased the forecast of this year’s GDP growth by 0.4 percentage points to 4.2 percent this year. For 2018, the forecast was increased by 0.6 percentage points to 3.8 percent. For 2019, the EC predicts a 3.6 percent GDP growth, up by 0.2 percentage points compared to ...

Locked content EU to investigate public aid for regional railway operator

The European Commission launched an investigation restructuring aid for the state-run regional railway operator Przewozy Regionalne. The Commission has concerns that the company may already have received State aid in the past. EU rules only allow a company to receive restructuring aid once over a 10...

Locked content EU to investigate tax incentives for Polish shipyards

The European Commission has launched an investigation into tax incentives for Polish shipyards as it is concerned it might give them an unfair competitive advantage. Under the new law introduced in September2016, shipyards are allowed to pay a 1 percent flat tax rate on sales from shipbuilding and c...

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.

Morawiecki: I expect EU to launch Article 7 procedure

Newly appointed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his first trip to Brussels in a new role, that he fully expects that the European Commission will launch Article 7 procedures against Poland. “If a process has started and, as far as I understand, the decision has already been made that n...