Locked content PiS proposes changes to judiciary reform

Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party announced that it is ready to make amends to its judicial reform in response to the European Commission criticism that they undermine the rule of law. “This is a step in the direction to ease the concerns presented by the European Commission. We hope that these ste...

Locked content EU dismisses Poland’s defense of judiciary overhaul

The European Commission’s deputy head, Frans Timmermans, said that the white paper presented by Poland on the country’s judiciary reforms is not an answer the Brussels was looking for. “There was agreement across the table that this white paper is not the answer to the Commission’s recommendations. ...

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 ...