The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) obliged Poland on Wednesday to immediately suspend the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court that was set up by the ruling coalition to take disciplinary measures against judges.
The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that the requests by two Polish courts for a preliminary ruling concerning Polish measures from 2017 establishing a disciplinary procedure regime for judges are inadmissible, CJEU said in a Thursday press release.
European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova in Poland on Tuesday will meet with top Polish officials, including the justice minister, the Senate and Sejm (lower house) speakers, the Constitutional Tribunal head, and the first president of the Supreme Court.
The Venice Commission, an advisory body to the Council of Europe, issued an opinion on Thursday on Poland's draft disciplinary regime on judges, in which it recommended rejecting the contested bill and seeking other solutions.
The letter from Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner, in which she tells the Polish Senate speaker that the Senate should reject the latest judiciary bill, is interference with Polish legislation, a deputy minister has said.
The Council of Europe-advising Venice Commission will issue an opinion on recent judicial reforms in Poland next Wednesday or Thursday, Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said on Thursday after Warsaw talks with the Commission's delegates.
Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki in Brussels on Wednesday met with European Commission (EC) Vice President Vera Jourova and EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders to discuss Poland's latest judiciary bill that introduces disciplinary measures on judges.
A delegation of the Council of Europe-advising Venice Commission will visit Poland on January 9 and 10 in connection with a request for it to opine on Polish judicial reforms by Poland's Senate (upper house) speaker Tomasz Grodzki.
Changes to the judicial system proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party are aimed at preventing chaos in the justice system, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a Tuesday press conference in Warsaw.
“More than 80 percent of Poles want the legal system to be reformed,” says MEP Ryszard Legutko.