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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. In 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Judicial reforms in Poland – getting the public on board - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

On 24 July, Poland's President, Andrzej Duda, indicated that he would veto several judicial reforms that had generated protests within the country. Anna Matczak argues that the views of the public toward judicial reform have become obscured. She ...and more »

The Guardian view on Poland's courts: people power and a glimmer of hope - The Guardian

After days of protests against the government's plans to control the judiciary, the president has vetoed part of the legislation. That is something – but not enough. Tue 25 Jul 2017 14.43 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 14.32 EST. Share on ...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 »

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 »

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 »