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Orbán wants to further restrict the independent media. Hungary is a warning to Poland
Fidesz’s media empire keeps pushing the message that the entire opposition and the mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony are “rooting for coronavirus”, naming them as “the coalition of the death” – Edit Zgut on the media landscape and its prospects in Hungary
First president of the Supreme Court tries to remove judges who approached the CJEU
The First President of the Supreme Court Malgorzata Manowska is attempting to remove four ‘old’ judges from cases in which questions were asked of the CJEU. ‘The groundless request is a pretext for eliminating me from the case,’ believes Judge Krzysztof Rączka.
Declaration of retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal of 24 January 2021
The situation of a further threat to the rule of law is prompting retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal to express their utmost concern and to inform the public.
A German court refuses to extradite a German citizen to Poland, because of the state of the Polish judicial system
This is the second decision by the Higher National Court in Karlsruhe to suspend the execution of a EAW to Poland, directly motivated by concerns over the rule of law, resulting from changes in the judiciary after 2015
European law and affairs experts from Poland call PM Morawiecki to change Poland’s position on the EU budget veto
Sticking firmly to the adopted tactics and casting a veto to the EU budget and Recovery Fund would also imply Poland’s creeping departure from the Union, up to an implicit Polexit. That scenario is disapproved by over 80% of Polish citizens! Mr. Prime Minister! We call on the Government to change their position in this regard.
Discussing imploding Polish judicial independence, European Arrest Warrants and fair trial in Luxembourg: silver linings to a grim day?
On 12 October, the rule of law in Poland was discussed in Warsaw, Brussels, Strasbourg, and Luxembourg. Prof. John Morijn reports from the Court of Justice of the EU and analyses arguments made before the Grand Chamber in the PPU cases. The Advocate General will issue his Opinion on 12 November.
Ziobro’s people are prosecuting a insubordinate prosecutor for entries on Twitter
The Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro’s disciplinary commissioner is prosecuting Krzysztof Parchimowicz for criticizing the management of the prosecution service on Twitter. He is also under threat of disciplinary action for supporting a colleague who was being prosecuted.
ODIHR’s Special Election Assessment Mission Observation on Poland’s Presidential Elections
Competitive and well-organized Polish presidential run-off marred by confrontation, media bias and misuse of resources, international observers say
A compelling speech by the Commissioner for Human Rights in defence of the EU. PiS’s attacks “distort the Union’s image”
“I appeal to you and members of the Polish Government to refrain from statements that are factually incorrect or diverge from legal fact when assessing the activities of the European Union,” writes Adam Bodnar, Poland’s Commissioner for Human Rights (CHR), in a letter to PM Mateusz Morawiecki
Statement by 50 Supreme Court judges regarding irregularities in the selection of candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court
Statement by 50 Supreme Court judges Warsaw, 23 May 2020 In recent days, we have been dealing with events in the Supreme Court whose formal objective was to select five candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court. In fact, the aim was to include among the candidates a […]