The Polish government shared information with Israel about changes to its judicial system but has denied it was consulted, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said in reaction to mass protests against a judicial overhaul in Israel.
Poland will get access to EU post-pandemic funding once a Supreme Court bill reforming the disciplinary regime for judges becomes law, the EU's agriculture commissioner has said adding there are assurances of that in writing from the European Commission.
The decision by Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, to refer a Supreme Court law containing EU-required reforms to the Constitutional Tribunal will not significantly delay billions in EU funding that Poland is waiting for, Duda's aide has said.
Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has begun proceedings on a presidential motion to review an amended law on Poland's Supreme Court, the head of the Tribunal said on Monday.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said the president was right to refer a Supreme Court bill, seen as vital to unlocking Poland’s access to billions of euros in EU funding, to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal given his doubts and reservations over the legislation.
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The leader of a small Eurosceptic ally in Poland's ruling United Right coalition has praised the president's decision to refer a judiciary reform bill to the Constitutional Tribunal for an evaluation.
Poland's president has said he has decided to send a key bill reforming the disciplinary regime for judges to the Constitutional Tribunal (TK) for an evaluation before signing it into law.
A small Eurosceptic ally in Poland's ruling United Right coalition has appealed to the country's president to veto a recently-passed reform that is meant to meet EU requirements for the release of billions of euros in post-pandemic recovery funding for Poland.
Legislation on the Polish Supreme Court now in parliament is a crucial step towards meeting “milestones” needed for Poland to gain access to billions of euros in EU funding, the spokesperson for the European Commission (EC) said on Thursday.