Politicians from both the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party and the main opposition grouping have welcomed the appointment of a new ombudsman after five months of political bickering over who should have the job.
Poland's newly appointed ombudsman has said that the contested disciplinary body of the country's Supreme Court should be suspended until a European Court's ruling is implemented.
Poland's Senate on Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Marcin Wiącek to the post of ombudsman at the sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Thursday appointed Professor Marcin Wiącek to the position of ombudsman in a sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.
The Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament, will make its sixth attempt to elect a new ombudsman, PAP has found.
Poland's Senate (upper house) on Friday rejected independent senator Lidia Staron as the new national ombudsman.
Poland's Sejm (lower house), on Tuesday, appointed independent Senator Lidia Staroń to the position of Ombudsman. Her appointment must still be confirmed by the Senate.
Adam Bodnar, the departing Polish ombudsman, has accused the government of trying to restrict his operations and failing to observe democratic standards.
Poland's Senate (upper house) on Thursday rejected the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) candidate, Bartłomiej Wróblewski, for the post of ombudsman. There were 48 votes for, 49 against and 2 abstentions.
Poland’s commissioner for human rights has criticised EU institutions for dragging their feet in dealing with alleged rule of law infringements by the Polish state.