The deputy head of Solidary Poland, one of the junior parties in the governing coalition, has described a presidential bill liquidating the Disciplinary Chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court (SN) as "unacceptable".
A judicial disciplinary chamber at the centre of a dispute between the EU and the Polish government suspended a Warsaw judge on Wednesday.
A Polish Supreme Court judge has quit, saying the court is "violating Polish law and the constitution" and that it is "yielding to unlawful pressure from external entities."
Zbigniew Ziobro, the Polish justice minister, has accused Vera Jourova, the deputy head of the European Commission, of inciting anarchy in the ranks of the Polish judiciary.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Tuesday ruled that Poland's system of seconding judges to higher criminal courts was incompatible with EU law.
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.
The EU's top court has imposed a EUR 1 million daily fine on Poland for its failure to comply with the court's ruling to suspend a contested disciplinary panel for judges at the Supreme Court.
A senior member of the ruling party Law and Justice has warned "things could end badly for the EU" after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on Wednesday that the re-allocation of judges was a threat to Poland’s judicial independence.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has said in response to a query from Poland's Supreme Court, that transferring a judge without his or her consent to another court can breach the principle of judicial independence.
Eight judges from Poland's Supreme Court walked out of a meeting of the court's board on Thursday to protest against the continued operation of a Disciplinary Chamber in violation of a ruling the EU’s top court.