The chair of the National Judiciary Council, a body charged with nominating judges and reviewing complaints made against them, has stepped down from his post.
A Polish law introduced in order to exclude the possibility for legal review of the National Council of the Judiciary’s assessment of judicial candidates to the Supreme Court violates EU law, an EU court's advocate general has stated in his opinion.
The European Commission has initiated more proceedings against Poland for infringement of EU law by allowing the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court to continue to rule on cases directly affecting judges.
The Chamber of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs of Poland's Supreme Court on Monday announced that the presidential election held in July 2020 was valid.
President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday officially appointed Malgorzata Manowska as the first president of Poland's Supreme Court (SN) and Michal Laskowski as the president of the SN leading its Penal Chamber.
President Andrzej Duda has appointed Kamil Zaradkiewicz acting first president of Poland's Supreme Court until the court's new head is appointed in a standard procedure, Duda's spokesperson Blazej Spychalski announced on Twitter on Thursday.
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.
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.
The Polish Supreme Court's Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs Chamber recognised the election results of October 13 as valid on Monday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki in a Thursday-published interview for PAP criticised Supreme Court (SN) head Malgorzata Gersdorf's recent appeal to judges of her court's contested Disciplinary Chamber to refrain from adjudicating.