Parliament agrees: Poland wants to dissolve the regulatory system

Status: 05/27/2022 02:03 am

Poland loses billions to EU funds due to judicial reform The main focus of the controversy with Brussels is the regulatory chamber in the Supreme Court. The Polish parliament has now decided to dismantle the body.

The Polish parliament intervened in the dispute with the European Union. The MEPs decided to abolish the regulatory chamber in the Supreme Court. According to the draft passed, a new system is to be formed to replace it.

Following Sejm’s approval, a draft law introduced by Polish President Andrzej Duda must now be passed by the Senate. The EU commission made the dissolution a precondition for the release of about 35 35 billion in European corona aid. Commission chairman Ursula van der Leyen is expected in Warsaw next week.

“We do not need a confrontation with the European Commission because we are in a difficult international situation right now,” Duda said in early February. A few weeks later, the war of Russian occupation of Ukraine continued. The Polish government is working hard to avoid all violent conflicts with the EU.

A fine of 200 million euros

The chamber for punishing and dismissing judges is at the center of the conflict over the judicial reforms of the national-conservative Polish government. The members of the committee were appointed by the politically controlled State Judicial Council. Brussels has been accused of undermining the independence of the judiciary with room – thus violating the fundamental value of the EU.

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The European Court of Justice has ordered Poland to pay a fine of one million euros a day for refusing to dismember the government in Warsaw. Now the fine is a total of 200 million euros.

Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections

The Polish government said last week that it hoped the EU aid fund would be released soon after the regulatory chamber was dissolved.

In the eyes of the Polish opposition, the concessions made by the ruling PiS party did not go far enough. “No, it does not solve the problem well. Poland needs this money, and it is a scandal that we have not yet received the money due to the irresponsible policies of the PiS government,” said Warsaw Mayor Rafaz Trusskovsky. Leading representatives of the Civic platform, the largest opposition to the PiS.

“The commission must be very strict and put pressure on the PiS government so that it fulfills the conditions and ensures the rule of law in Poland,” opposition politician Trzaskowski told the private broadcaster TVN. Instead of a regulatory room, a “room for professional responsibility” is to be created. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is confident: “The head of the European Commission will be here next Thursday, June 2, to sign the EU’s milestone in meeting aid.”

David Jazz, with information from ARD Studio Warsaw

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