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Under the rule of PiS, Poland could become the last bastion of right-wing populism in the EU
This year will be crucial for Poland’s place in the EU. The most important decisions will be made in Warsaw. They will determine the parameters of not only Poland’s policy in the EU, but also its national policy for a long time. The dispute over integration will become its inseparable dimension.
How did PiS cheat the MPs? Gazeta Wyborcza daily reveals the backstage of the purchase of Pegasus
The purchase of the Pegasus system with funding from the Justice Fund was an operation that was planned precisely by the Ministry of Justice and the Anti-Corruption Bureau; it was camouflaged at every stage, writes ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ on Monday.
Polish Ombudsman’s arguments ignored by captured Constitutional Tribunal at hearing in case K 6/21
The Polish politically captured Constitutional Tribunal ruled in case K 6 /21 that it is not a court within the meaning of the European Convention on Human Rights. It also ruled that the European Court of Human Rights cannot judge the legality of judicial appointments. We publish argumentation presented in the case before the Constitutional Tribunal by the Commissioner for Human Rights.
Devastating audit findings in the Justice Fund. The findings of the Supreme Audit Office
According to the Supreme Audit Office, Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro gave out hundreds of millions of zlotys from the Justice Fund wastefully, inexpediently and without control. ‘He did not react to conflicts of interest and corruption mechanisms,’ the auditors found.
The president, prosecutor general, and Sejm support the PM’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal that leads to legal PolExit
Ombudsman Adam Bodnar was defending Poland’s place in the legal order of the EU at the Tribunal. Meanwhile, the President, the Prosecutor General and the Sejm agree with Minister Morawiecki’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal. The hearing was adjourned until Thursday 15 July at 1 p.m.
The public prosecutor’s office is taking on the Supreme Court. It wants the immunity of three judges to be lifted
The National Prosecutor’s Office has requested that three ‘old’ judges of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court be stripped of their immunity. They are to answer for the negligence of Supreme Court employees.
The National Prosecutor’s Office strikes at the old legal Supreme Court with criminal charges. Professor Włodzimierz Wróbel is being prosecuted
The National Prosecutor’s Office has unexpectedly asked the illegal Disciplinary Chamber to lift the immunity of three judges of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court. The list includes Professor Włodzimierz Wróbel, a fierce critic of the ‘good change’ in the courts and Małgorzata Manowska’s counter-candidate for the office of president of the Supreme Court. The prosecutor’s office wants to charge them for the mistakes of the employees of the Supreme Court.
MEP Petri Sarvamaa on the rule of law conditionality: “We gave nothing to Kaczyński and Orbán”
‘The declaration of the European Council was purely a face-saving document for domestic use in Poland and Hungary. There are 11 points on the rule of law issue. Not a single one of these points changed the rule of law legislation,’ says Petri Sarvamaa, Finnish MEP of the European People’s Party (EPP)
Former Polish diplomats call on the Law and Justice government to come to its senses and stop blocking EU budget
It is still not too late. We call on the Law and Justice government to come to its senses. They have driven to the brink of the abyss. Will they have the common sense to step back? Or will they jump, taking the whole country with them?
Why Hungary and Poland Block the EU Budget Deal
The Hungarian and Polish governments are united in defending their autocratizing political models, whatever it takes politically. However, there is also a significant difference between Poland and Hungary. While Poland is largely free from large-scale, systemic corruption plaguing EU funds, the Hungarian regime’s political-economic model is based on state-led, centralized corruption structures and the deliberate misuse of EU funds.