Locked content EC to raise pressure on Poland – Reuters

The European Commission will ask EU member states to take a stand on whether the Polish government is abusing democratic standards, according to three sources quoted by Reuters. Brussels wants to discuss the case at the upcoming ministerial meeting planned for September 25. The discussion is aimed t...

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...

Locked content European Commission to seek further dialog with Polish gov’t

“It is not yet time to take further action against Poland in a dispute with the European Commission over the rule of law in the eastern European state,” Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans. “We have a number of instruments in our toolbox. I believe there is still room for political dial...

Locked content EU orders Poland to stop logging in Białowieża

The European Commission warned Poland that if it continues to lodge the protected Białoweża forests it will take it to court. Under the new Polish law it is allowed for state-owned company which manages Polish forests to log in the Białowieża, which was previously prohibited. Poland hopes to triple ...