Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has said that Poland must meet its commitments regarding judicial reform before it can receive money from the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
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.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, on Monday, signed into law a bill that strikes down a disciplinary chamber for judges, a necessary step for Poland to receive over EUR 35 billion in post-pandemic recovery funds from the European Union.
Poland's lower house of parliament has rejected most of the Senate-authored amendments to the law on the Supreme Court liquidating a judicial Disciplinary Chamber in line with a ruling by the European Court of Justice (CJEU).
The European Commission (EC) has reacted positively to Polish plans to reform a disciplinary chamber for judges that has been at the heart of a protracted dispute between Brussels and Warsaw.
The payout of EU pandemic recovery funds for Poland, which have been withheld by the European Commission (EC) due to Poland's non-compliance with EU rule-of-law standards, will take place around September, according to the government spokesman.
Poland has reached an agreement with the European Commission (EC) over the payout of the EU's pandemic recovery funds, the development and technology minister has said.
Poland's post-pandemic National Recovery Plan (NRC) should be approved within days, the government spokesperson said on Friday.
A total of 53.4 percent of Poles believe that the Supreme Court's disciplinary chamber should be dismantled in order to make it possible for Poland to receive money from the EU’s Recovery Fund, a recent poll has found.
A bill on a disciplinary chamber of judges was submitted to parliament on Friday by MPs from the ruling Law and Justice party in a bid to diffuse a row with Brussels over the rule of law.