EC will analyse Poland's decisions on Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber

The European Commission (EC) will analyse Poland's decisions regarding the dissolution of a disciplinary chamber for judges at the Polish Supreme Court, which the EU has contested on grounds of incompliance with EU law.

EC spokesperson Adalbert Jahnz said in Brussels on Tuesday that the Commission "has taken notice of and will analyse" the Polish government's decisions in the matter following a July verdict by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ordering the chamber's suspension.

In mid-July the CJEU ruled the chamber incompliant with EU law and ordained Poland to suspend it. In response, Poland's constitutional court ruled that EU laws empowering the CJEU to rule on the Polish justice system violated the Polish constitution, therefore Poland could not implement its verdict.

However, faced with an August 16 deadline for implementing the verdict and heavy fines if it failed to do so, Poland last week partly suspended the chamber. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of Poland's main government party Law and Justice (PiS), told PAP last week that the chamber's fate in its present form was "sealed" and announced further decisions in the matter in September.