Polish Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki declared on Monday that proposed amendments to the anti-crisis shield package adopted by the lower chamber were meant to improve the "imperfect" document and change it into a better, solid dam to stop the coronavirus spread.
Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, after a consultation with the Council of Elders, decided to change a Senate sitting on the government's anti-crisis shield from Tuesday to Monday, the Senate Information Centre (CIS) said on Saturday evening.
Poland's Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki has told PAP that the upper chamber "will debate the anti-crisis package as soon as possible," and added that senators have to get acquainted with what they are to vote on.
A meeting is planned for Monday evening between Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Senate Information Centre (CIS)'s deputy director, Anna Godzwon, has informed PAP.
European Commission (EC) Vice-President Vera Jourova, at a meeting with Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki in Warsaw on Tuesday, told him that she sees a risk of linking EU budget decisions to the rule of law in each member state, Grodzki said.
Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki on Wednesday held a meeting with his German counterpart, Bundesrat President Dietmar Woidke, after which he said that respect for human dignity, freedom and rule of law are necessary to stay in the family of free world states.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, visited on Tuesday the site of the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. Pelosi was accompanied by Polish Sejm (lower house) and Senate speakers.
The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is to meet Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki on a Tuesday stop-over en route to the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Thursday, the Senate Information Centre has informed PAP.
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.
A parliamentary team for the defence of the rule of law on Tuesday debated the Polish government-authored judicial law amendments. Present at the nearly four-hour debate were among others Supreme Court head Malgorzata Gersdorf and invited foreign guests.