Tag: European Union
Justice Defence Committee asks for opinion on latest court bill from the Venice Commission
In an open letter, thirteen civic society organisations write to the Senate requesting an urgent opinion from the Venice Commission on the latest amendment to the Act on the Supreme Court
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.
Statement of retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal of 10 October 2021
“It is not true that the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal of 7 October 2021 was issued in order to guarantee primacy of the Constitution over EU law, as such a position of the Constitution has been sufficiently established in the Tribunal’s judgments to date”
Defending the EU against “grand corruption”. Rule of law conditionality mechanism and Poland
Why the existing EU instruments have been unable to prevent the “grand corruption”? Why the risk increases significantly with the launch of the Recovery Fund? Piotr Bogdanowicz and Piotr Buras argue that
the prompt use of the rule of law conditionality mechanism is a necessary measure as the EU defends
itself against the exacerbation of “grand corruption” and “authoritarian equilibrium”
that threaten the future of the EU.
Education Minister wants to teach Polish pupils that the European Union is no longer based on the rule of law
Minister of Education Przemysław Czarnek commented on curriculum in Polish schools. During history lessons, pupils will hear about all the events that “are of exceptional importance to the fate of the Polish State”. One such topic is the alleged “evolution of the European Union from an entity that was based on the rule of law to an entity that is not based on the rule of law”. “Education of pride” is to replace “education of shame”.
The rule of law conditionality: opportunities and challenges
Is the regulation that makes access to European funds conditional on respect for the rule of law and other EU values a revolutionary weapon or paper tiger?
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro on the CJEU ruling: it is unacceptable to us
Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro declared that he does not recognise the justification of the CJEU ordering the “disregard of the order of national law”. The Court of Justice of the European Union today assessed Andrzej Duda’s disregard of the measure issued by the Supreme Administrative Court in the autumn of 2018, which prohibited the appointment of new Supreme Court judges.
VP of Ordo Iuris will not advise the EU on LGBT. An investigation is in progress
‘Mr Zych has agreed not to participate in any work of the LGBTIQ equality strategy 2020-2025 working group in anticipation of the completion of the procedure,’ writes the European Economic and Social Committee in response to the appeal of the MEPs
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation threaten human rights and democracy. The EU must act
“The problem of SLAPPs against journalists, activists, and human rights defenders must be addressed on the EU level. Legislative action is needed. The EU anti-SLAPP Directive and Council of Europe Recommendations are fundamental to raise awareness about SLAPPs dangers and to lead to a change ” – argue lawyers and researchers of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
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
Rapid career progression of the judge who sentenced Justyna Wydrzyńska for assisting with an abortion. She was promoted straight after the verdict
Constitutional Tribunal brings PiS relief. It wants to block Mariusz Kamiński’s trial for the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau’s operation in the land scandal
What is the NCR&D scandal about? Huge grants for suspicious firms
Ziobro takes the courts in Poznań. When the lawyers found out who the new presidents were, they thought it was a joke
‘They’re finishing off the Supreme Court’. Judge Rączka talks about attempted bullying and harassment in the most important court