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.
The Council of Europe-advising Venice Commission will issue an opinion on recent judicial reforms in Poland next Wednesday or Thursday, Senate (upper house) Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said on Thursday after Warsaw talks with the Commission's delegates.
The Venice Commission is expected to issue next week an urgent opinion on the amendment of Polish courts laws, PAP has been told by sources at the Council of Europe advising body.
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.
The European Commission has turned to the Polish president, prime minister and parliament to suspend work on a bill regarding courts until further consultations, EC spokesman Christian Wigand told a Friday press conference.