Locked content EU Parliament approves Article 7 procedure against Poland

MEPs approved by 422 to 147 a resolution which supports the European Commission’s decision to trigger Article 7 against Poland for passing constitutional reforms that undermine the independence of the judiciary. The lawmakers also urged the European Council to “swiftly determine” whether Poland is a...

Locked content Czarnecki removed as the European Parliament VP

Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Ryszard Czarnecki has been dismissed from his post as the European Parliament Vice President after MEPs voted by 447 in favor and 196 against his early termination. Last month, Czarnecki in his blog post compared Civic Platform (PO) MEP Róża Thun to a Nazi collaborator who ...

Locked content EU Parliament chief outraged after far-right protests

The head of the European Parliament expressed his concern for the safety of MEPs after far-right protesters hanged their pictures on the gallows. “I will write to PM Beata Szydło to ensure the security of elected members of the European Parliament to express their opinions independently, without thr...

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 Poles do not trust assessments by European institutions – poll

The majority of Poles believe the European institutions (such as European Parliament) are unfair in assessing the situation in Poland, a recent poll by TNS Polska revealed. As much as 41 percent said the European institutions are biased with its conclusions/resolutions, while 37 percent usually agre...

Locked content European Parliament to debate Poland

The European Parliament will hold a plenary debate on the controversial laws passed by the ruling PiS party on Tuesday and will vote on a resolution the following day, EU Observer said. The centre-right EPP group had previously asked to postpone the debate, which was originally due in July, but vote...

Locked content Waszczykowski declines MEP mandate

Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has declined a Member of European Parliament’s mandate after the seat became available followong former MEP Janusz Wojciechowski taking on a position at the European Court of Auditors in May. “Only [in Poland] can I pursue Law and Just...