The spokesman for Poland's government has disagreed with a critical opinion voiced by a Supreme Court official concerning an amendment to the law on the Supreme Court.
The governing party Law and Justice (PiS) is hoping the opposition backs a bill amending the law on the Supreme Court that could unlock Poland's access to billions of euros in EU funding frozen for months due to rule-of-law concerns, the party's spokesperson has said.
Poland's lower house of parliament, the Sejm, started work on Wednesday on a government bill amending the law on the Supreme Court, tabled in a bid to satisfy European Commission (EC) requirements to unlock post-pandemic recovery funding.
Poland should avoid a recession in 2023, the governor of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) has said, citing the bank’s forecasts.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has called on politicians to exclude security issues from a political dispute in the 2023 election year as Poland's security was absolutely a top priority.
Politicians of Solidary Poland (SP), a junior member of the country's ruling United Right Coalition, have said describing EUR 23 billion in post-pandemic EU recovery funding as a free gift is "the hyper-lie of the 21st century."
The EC commissioners are said to have approved draft legislative changes in Poland’s judicial system currently regarded by Brussels as a threat to the rule of law, EU sources have told PAP.
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Poland will pursue its own interests and will not bend to any "foot stamping" by Brussels, Poland's prime minister said on Wednesday
In late October or early November, Poland will submit its first application for EU funding under the bloc's Recovery and Resilience Facility, the prime minister said on Wednesday.