Decisions of the Polish authorities to increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest violate EU law, the EU Court of Justice ruled in Luxembourg on Tuesday, pointing out that they cannot be justified by the unprecedented gradation of the European spruce bark beetle.
EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans cannot guarantee a "happy end" to the current rule of law conflict between the Commission and Poland, as this lay with the Polish parliament and government.
Though the work on the posted workers directive is nearly completed and the new law will be disadvantageous for Poland, some provisions, after European Parliament's negotiations with EU countries, have been softened, according to a document accessed by PAP.
On board a Falcon-9 rocket, taking off on Monday April 2 from Cape Canaveral, will be a scientific instrument made with the participation of Poles, among others. It will be used to observe phenomena of interest in the upper atmosphere.
Drafts regarding Poland's judicial system, recently proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, have been received by the European Commission with great interest, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said Tuesday.
The Polish government on Wednesday sent EU member states and institutions a supplement to its "white paper" that provided explanations on the country's judicial reforms that the European Commission regards as controversial.
The European Union must act together but remain careful not to escalate its dispute with the United States over Washington's new steel and aluminium tariffs, according to Konrad Szymanski, the Polish minister for European affairs.
Poland expects thorough scrutiny of its White Paper on justice reforms, just as Warsaw thoroughly analysed the EC's recommendations in this respect, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in Brussels after talks with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The Eastern Poland Development Programme 2007-2013 has been closed, accounts settled and the European Commission has agreed the final payment, nearly EUR 120 million, to be transferred to the state budget, the Investment and Development Ministry said on Tuesday.
The European Parliament elected Zdzislaw Krasnodebski a Polish MEP of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, vice president of the parliament on Thursday. He replaces Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki, who was recalled from the post.