The law recently approved in Poland to reform the disciplinary regime of judges and which has been designed to respond to the requirements of the European Union on the rule of law in this country does not meet the necessary requirements, so the funds will not be released earmarked for the reconstruction of the country.
The president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Commissioner Vera Jurova have warned that until their requirements are met, Poland "will not receive a single cent" of the 35,000 million approved.
The spokesmen of the Community Executive have today reaffirmed what Von der Leyen already advanced last Friday, when he pointed out that the commission has not yet completed a complete evaluation of the legislation, which was approved by parliament in May and promulgated by President Andrzej Duda in June but assures that it can already be estimated that “this new law is not guaranteeing that judges can question the status of another judge without running the risk of being subject to disciplinary action.
That is a necessary requirement" for which he urged the Polish authorities to "fulfill the commitments so that the payment" of the aid can be unblocked.
The Polish reconstruction plan has already been approved, but Brussels complains that the objectives it contains for the first half of this year have not yet been met, nor have the reforms in the judicial system that have been defined in the European Court of Justice been carried out. Justice of Luxembourg, for which -in this case- the disciplinary procedure against Poland remains open.