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.
A delegation of the Council of Europe-advising Venice Commission will visit Poland on January 9 and 10 in connection with a request for it to opine on Polish judicial reforms by Poland's Senate (upper house) speaker Tomasz Grodzki.
Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki in a response to European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova's letter said that the Senate will scrutinise all bills that may jeopardise the rule of law, referring to a contested disciplinary bill passed on Friday.
State and local officials, including President Andrzej Duda, on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the wave of strikes and demonstrations that spread across the Polish Baltic Sea coast in December 1970 in reaction to state-imposed price increases.
Following a tragic gas explosion in Szczyrk, southern Poland, in which eight people were killed, expressions of sympathy were extended to families of the victims by top Polish politicians.
President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon, expressing satisfaction with the political diversity in the upper house of Poland's parliament.
President Andrzej Duda inaugurated the first sitting of the Senate's 10th term of office on Tuesday afternoon.
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