Tag: National Recovery Plan
PiS Threatens to Take Over Courts, Liquidate Supreme Court, and Challenge CJEU
PiS is not hiding the fact that it wants to destroy the independent courts in Poland. It is admitting this in its election programme. It is promising the liquidation of the current courts and the establishment of new ones with ‘its own’ judges. Independent judges will be removed or retired
Judge Maciej Ferek returns to adjudication, the new Chamber of the Supreme Court has lifted his suspension. This was the last judge who had been suspended
The new chamber of the Supreme Court acknowledged that Judge Ferek from Kraków could not be suspended for judgments in which he applied European law. The decision was made in an atmosphere of scandal, by a defective bench. Now the PiS government can say that it has fulfilled one of the conditions for unblocking funds for the NRRP. The judge could have adjudicated on several hundred cases during his period of suspension
The European Commission is taking Poland to the CJEU for the Constitutional Tribunal. Our explainer
The European Commission is accusing Poland that the Constitutional Tribunal is breaching the legal order of the European Union and the rights of EU citizens with its rulings. The Commission is also contesting the choice of the ‘stand-ins’ and Julia Przyłębska as President of the Constitutional Tribunal. That is why it is referring the case to the EU Court of Justice. What happens next? Our explainer.
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
The National Association of Administrative Judges official position regarding the bill amending the Act on the Supreme Court and Other Acts
“We negatively assess the member’s bill on the amendments to the Act on the Supreme Court (Sejm form 2870), which is intended to implement the “milestones” required for releasing the funds for the National Recovery Plan” – position of administrative courts judges on the proposed changes to judiciary.
PiS is changing the Act on courts for billions for the National Recovery Plan. But it could breach the Constitution and incite chaos
PiS is making concessions to the EC. It will pass the disciplining of judges over to the Supreme Administrative Court and restrict the Muzzle Act. But this is another ostentatious change, because it leaves the illegal National Council for Judiciary and the neo-judges who are the source of the problems with the rule of law. The administrative judges are protesting against the changes.
There is no National Recovery Plan, but PiS wants to take the monitoring committee
No representative of any non-governmental organisation supporting the authorities was chosen for the National Recovery Plan Monitoring Committee, which is supposed to supervise the spending of EU money. So the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy decided to re-select its members from the beginning.
President Duda attacks the judges again: they want power. Nonsense, the judges are defending the Constitution and EU law
President Andrzej Duda attacked the organizations of judges for challenging the Polish National Recovery Plan before the CJEU. According to the President, judges want to govern. However, Duda does not understand how the separation of powers works and does not know that judges can protest and express their opinions.
Kaczyński at a rally in Płock, suddenly asked about the ‘milestones’ in the National Recovery Plan. ‘No more of this good stuff!’
‘We have really demonstrated maximum goodwill. From the point of view of the treaties, we are under no obligation to listen to the Union on the justice system. None whatsoever,’ said Jarosław Kaczyński, when asked about the ‘milestones’ in the National Recovery Plan during a successive pre-election meeting.
The PiS government will spend billions from the EU in secret. And the EU will let them do this
Mateusz Morawiecki’s government will not publicize who exactly will receive money from the EU Recovery Fund. EU regulations enable it to do this, as they do not prevent embezzlement. In Poland’s case, this applies to more than 164 billion zlotys
The government approved a Polish candidate to the office of judge of the CJEU
I wonder where Poland, the fifth largest country of the European Union, would have been today had it not been for these lousy eight years
Public media in the pre-election period: responsibilities and facts
Public money, party campaign
Unequal elections. How PiS is mixing public and party interests to remain in power