Legislation on the Polish Supreme Court now in parliament is a crucial step towards meeting “milestones” needed for Poland to gain access to billions of euros in EU funding, the spokesperson for the European Commission (EC) said on Thursday.
The European Commission (EC) spokesman has told PAP that the act adopted by the Sejm (lower house of the Polish parliament) on Friday is an important step towards meeting the milestones needed to access EU funds.
New legislation abolishing a disciplinary chamber for judges at the Polish Supreme Court, which has been at the heart of a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw, fails to rescind changes to the Polish judicial system that have been questioned by the Commission, Christian Wigand, the Commission’s spokesman, has said.
A spokesman for the European Commission (EC) has said that Poland's new media bill, dubbed 'lex TVN,' could threaten media freedom and pluralism in Poland by forcibly changing the ownership structure of media companies.
Poland and Hungary have two months to submit the information requested in a letter from the European Commission concerning the conditionality mechanism in the European Union budget, an EC spokesman has said.
The European Commission believes the situation that has trapped migrants on the Belarusian side of the Poland-Belarus border results from the aggressive policy adopted by the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, against Poland.
The spokesman for the European Commission (EC) has told PAP that a fence on the border with Belarus could be a “good idea”.
A spokesman for the European Commission said on Wednesday that it will take swift and decisive action regarding the continued operation of the Polish Supreme Court's Disciplinary Chamber, which Brussels claims breaks EU law.
EC spokesperson Christian Wigand on Wednesday expressed the Commission's fears over media pluralism in Poland in connection with the government's plans to tax advertising revenue.
The European Commission (EC) on Thursday criticised the Polish flight ban to several dozen countries which Warsaw introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus and said that there were other more adequate measures to stop the virus.