Locked content EU to launch legal actions against Poland over judiciary reforms

The European Commission announced that it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary, and gave Warsaw a month to respond to the concerns. According to Brussels, Polish government’s recent attempts at judiciary reforms undermines the independence of judges and breaks E...

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...
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President vetoes controversial judiciary reforms

In a surprise move, President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto controversial laws on the Supreme Court and the National Council of Judiciary (KRS). “As president I don’t feel this law would strengthen a sense of justice. These laws must be amended,” he said.

Locked content Senate approves Supreme Court legislation

The upper house of parliament approved the controversial Supreme Court bill after a heated discussion on Saturday. The decision whether to implement it is now in President’s Andrzej Duda hands, who has 21 days to either sign it, veto it, or send it to the recently overhauled by Law and Justice (PiS)...

Locked content Hungary says it will back Poland over its judiciary reform

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts. “The inquisition offensive against Poland can never succeed because Hungary will use all legal “When a...
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Venice Commission investigates Polish judiciary

On September 12, the three delegates of the Venice Commission, an international watchdog and advisory group to the Council of Europe, started a two-day visit to Warsaw to probe the Constitutional Tribunal and “judiciary atmosphere” in Poland.