Locked content Deputy PM: Poland might ignore ECJ ruling on justice reform

According to Deputy PM Jarosław Gowin if the European Court of Justice rules against the Polish government’s attempt to overhaul judiciary, Warsaw “will probably have no choice and ignore the ruling of the [court] as contrary to the Lisbon treaty and the whole spirit of European integration.” On Mon...

Locked content Ireland halts Pole extradition over judiciary overhaul

An Irish High Court judge has suspended the extradition case of Polish drug dealer and referred the case to the European Court of Justice over concerns that recent judicial reforms have been “so immense” that the rule of law in Poland has been damaged. The suspect, Artur C. (last name withheld due t...

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 ECJ orders Poland to halt Białowieża logging immediately

The European Court of Justice court ruled on Monday that Warsaw would be fined €100,000 for every day it continues logging in the primeval Białowieża forest. “Poland must immediately cease its active forest management operations in the Bialowieża forest, except in exceptional cases where they are st...

Moving to tax havens should become easier – ECJ’s decision...

The European Court of Justice has decided that member states cannot demand that a company be first liquidated if it wants to move its statutory seat to another country. The decision was in relation to the dispute between Polish construction firm Polbud and Polish courts. In 2013 Polbud moved its sta...

Locked content European Commission asks to fine Poland for logging in Białowieża

The European Commission asked the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice to fine Poland for violating the ban on logging in the primeval Białowieża forest during a hearing on Monday. Back in July, ECJ issued an order that Warsaw immediately stop logging in the oldest parts of the forest, and to ...

Locked content EU states have a right to ban Uber

EU member states “may prohibit and punish the illegal exercise of a transport activity such as UberPop without having to notify the European Commission of the draft law,” Maciej Szpunar, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice, said in a non-binding opinion. According to Szpunar, Uber is not ...

Locked content Poland called to the European Court of Justice

The European Commission is taking Poland to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for breaking EU environment law when exploring for shale gas, the EU executive said on April 28. According to Poland’s law, it is required to impact assessments for drilling only to a depth of more than 5,0...

Locked content EC files suit against Poland for inadequate rail safety laws

The European Commission filed a suit against Poland in the European Court of Justice on Thursday for having no independent investigative body to examine railway incidents and serious accidents. EU law mandates that member-states have independent transport safety authorities, incident investigative b...