Heavy armed to muzzle law: the European Commission refers Poland

A Polish law for the punishment of judges undermines their independence and the principle of the primacy of EU law, said the authorities in Brussels on Wednesda

Heavy armed to muzzle law: the European Commission refers Poland

A Polish law for the punishment of judges undermines their independence and the principle of the primacy of EU law, said the authorities in Brussels on Wednesday. Accordingly, the Commission also requested a preliminary injunction, the application of the law to suspend in advance.

a judge in Poland must be subject to fines, demotion, or dismissal expect when you make the decision-making authority, or legality of any other judge of a chamber, or court in question. The appropriate use of government opponents "muzzle law" called the law of the text is that since last February in force.

The national-conservative ruling party PiS specifies, the fight against corruption. The Opposition accuses the government on the other hand, to judge, to be discredited. Despite international criticism, the PiS government to build the judiciary of Poland for years and puts judges under pressure. The reforms had already landed several times in front of the European court of justice.

EU-Parliament is impatient

Previously, the EU had threatened the Parliament of the European Commission with a complaint, because she has not brought the rule of law mechanism in the community budget to the application. The Parliament will consider this as "inaction", - stated in a resolution adopted on Thursday in Brussels with a large majority.

The rule of law mechanism, since the beginning of this year, and authorized the Commission to shorten the member States in the rule of law misconduct to the detriment of the community budget, EU funds. The focus is especially Poland and Hungary, have been around for years, in Brussels, for violations of the rule of law and basic democratic values in the pillory stood in this connection so far.

EU-Commission refers Poland: sanctions have had, at the earliest, fought by the end of 2022

Warsaw and Budapest vehemently against the rule of law mechanism and weeks of a trillion-dollar financial package from the EU budget and the Corona relief Fund blocked. Finally, they agreed, after the heads of state and government-had given the heads that cuts of EU funds would be made only after the ECJ examined the Instrument, legally.

the relevant claims in The two countries, filed last week in Luxembourg. Also accelerated the ECJ procedure will take up to a year. Hungary, Poland, and possibly other EU countries threaten so at the earliest by the end of 2022 sanctions.

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Updated Date: 01 April 2021, 02:26

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