Locked content Judicial reform may undermine rule of law and hurt FDIs – Moody’s

According to ratings agency Moody’s latest report on the CEE region, the latest judiciary overhaul in Poland could erode rule of law and negatively affect the economic sentiment and foreign investments. “The agency believes that a less predictable political environment will limit the credit profile ...

Locked content UN judicial expert calls Polish judiciary overhaul ‘political...

The UN independent expert on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán criticized Poland for its judiciary reforms, calling them “political.” “These new laws are part of a larger plan aimed at placing the judiciary under the political control of the ruling party,” García-Sayán said ...
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EU launches Article 7 procedure against Poland

In an unprecedented move, the European Commission will ask other EU member states to declare that Poland’s judiciary overhaul constitutes “a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values.” If the states agree, Warsaw’s voting rights would be suspended.

Morawiecki: I expect EU to launch Article 7 procedure

Newly appointed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his first trip to Brussels in a new role, that he fully expects that the European Commission will launch Article 7 procedures against Poland. “If a process has started and, as far as I understand, the decision has already been made that n...

Locked content New protests against judiciary reform

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Parliament, where the Law and Justice dominated Senate was scheduled to vote on the judiciary reform which would give the power to nominate judges to the Parliament. Numerous scuffles broke out between protesters and the police, as demonstrators attemp...

Locked content Parliament approves judiciary overhaul

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party passed a controversial legislation, giving the parliament control over the judiciary system. The new law, yet to be approved by Senat and President Andrzej Duda, lowers the retirement age for the Supreme Court’s judges to 65 from 70, effectively forcing the imm...

Locked content New protests over judiciary reform

Thousands of Poles in different cities took to streets on weekend, after ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) MPs gave preliminary approval to bills which will give them the power to replace the country’s judges. Several thousand people in more than 100 cities protested the bills again on Friday night...

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...
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PM Szydło: Polexit not an option

Polexit is not being considered, and will never be considered by the Polish government, PM Szydło said, during an annual meeting of Polish ambassadors. “I want to be very clear here: The government will never agree to talk or think about Poland leaving the European Union,” she said.

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...