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European Commission acts to preserve the rule of law in Poland - EU News

The European Commission acts today to protect the rule of law in Poland. The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.and more »

The birth of a Polish president - POLITICO.eu

WARSAW — For much of his time in office, Polish President Andrzej Duda has been jokingly referred to by his critics as the house “notary” for the governing Law and Justice party (PiS). Despite his nominally institutional role — as a guarantor of the ...and more »

Why is Poland's Law and Justice Party trying to rein in the judiciary? - Washington Post

Political science has a term for what unfolded in Poland over the past 20 months: autogolpe (self-coup) — when a democratically elected government extends its powers in violation of the constitution. In the Monkey Cage article we wrote immediately ...and more »

Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes law placing Supreme Court under power of ruling party - Wikinews

Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President of Poland Andrzej Duda promised on Monday to veto the Senate's plans to change the arrangement of the country's Supreme Court. The new law, which passed 55 to 23 on Saturday, would place the selection of judges ...and more »

Remarks of Frans Timmermans on European Commission action to preserve the rule of law in Poland - EU News

Thank you very much and good afternoon to all of you. Here we are again. After last week's College we discussed the concerns the Commission has about the reform of the Polish judiciary and the state of our Rule of Law dialogue with the Polish authorities.and more »

So Poland's president surprised everyone, vetoing two bills that threatened the courts' independence. Here's what ... - Washington Post

On Monday morning, Polish President Andrzej Duda surprised everyone by vetoing two of three bills that would have curtailed judicial independence in Poland. Duda rejected the bill allowing the government to remove and replace Supreme Court justices, ...and more »

The Assault on Poland's Judiciary - Foreign Affairs

Poland's democracy is in peril. Since coming to power in 2015, the Law and Justice party (PiS) has subverted the country's democratic constitutional order and sought to replace it with a form of competitive authoritarianism. The party began its assault ...and more »

Poland hits back at EU 'blackmail' over judicial reforms - The Guardian

EU says it will move to block Poland's voting rights if it goes ahead with plans to let government fire supreme court judges. Daniel Boffey in Brussels. Wed 26 Jul 2017 09.58 EDT Last modified on Wed 26 Jul 2017 18.02 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Brussels ready to act against Poland — even during the holidays - POLITICO.eu

The European Commission isn't taking any chances in its showdown with Warsaw over the rule of law. Even after Polish President Andrzej Duda said he would veto two laws intended to increase government control over the judiciary, Brussels wants to be ...and more »

Article 7: The ins and outs of the EU's 'nuclear option' for Poland - EURACTIV

Languages: Français. Comments Print. The European Commission will decide on Wednesday (26 July) how to deal with the Poland's reform of its judicial system, which Brussels and the Polish opposition say undermines the judiciary's independence and ...and more »