Poland-visiting EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders told the Polish Senate (upper house) on Friday that Poland's EU-contested Constitutional Tribunal could be used to avoid rulings by the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).
The Czech Republic has rejected yet another proposal of a compromise over the contested Turow lignite mine that the Czechs claim endangers their ground waters.
The Prosecutor General has asked Poland's top court to check whether legal provisions under which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed penalties on Poland are compatible with the Polish Constitution.
Poland cannot and should not pay a single zloty in fines both in the Turow case and the case concerning changes to the judiciary, the minister of justice said on Thursday.
Poland will scrap in its current form a disciplinary panel for judges that lies at the centre of a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw, Poland’s minister for European affairs said on Thursday.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday that the Commission wanted to include an obligation to reverse key provisions of Poland's court reforms in its National Recovery Plan.
The deputy speaker of the Polish parliament has said there is no need to panic after the European Court of Justice (CJEU) imposed EUR 1 million daily fine on Poland for not suspending the Disciplinary Chamber of the country's Supreme Court.
The European Commission (EC) has written to Poland requesting urgent evidence that the Turów open-cast lignite mine near the Czech border has been shut down in line with an order by the European Court of Justice (CJEU), an EC spokesman said on Tuesday.
Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party Civic Platform, has said he talked to EU leaders and was sure that "no-one was planning to punish Poles" for the conflict between the country's conservative ruling party and Brussels.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission (EC) president, has said that Poland must restore the independence of its justice system, scrap a disciplinary regime for judges and reinstate suspended judges.