A judicial disciplinary chamber at the centre of a dispute between the EU and the Polish government suspended a Warsaw judge on Wednesday.
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.
A disciplinary panel for judges that lies at the centre of a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw will be closed down, but not to please the European Court of Justice but as part of a comprehensive reform of the judiciary, a senior official at Poland’s ruling party has said.
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.
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.
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that several articles of the EU Treaties do not comply with the Polish Constitution, calling into question the primacy of European Union law over national legislation.
The vice president of the CJEU, on Wednesday, dismissed Poland’s request to repeal the court’s decision on the country’s Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.
The president has said that, in his opinion, Poland has not been violating the rule of law, and that this is the case with European institutions which have been attacking the democratically-elected Polish government.