European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova has said that those responsible for the ecological disaster in the River Odra will have to pay.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has said that Poland must meet its commitments regarding judicial reform before it can receive money from the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
Vera Jourova, vice president of the European Commission, was expressing her private opinion when she suggested that Poland's amended Supreme Court law fails to meet the conditions set out in the country's recovery plan (KPO), the ruling party Law and Justice spokesman has claimed.
New legislation abolishing a disciplinary chamber for judges at the Polish Supreme Court, which has been at the heart of a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw, fails to rescind changes to the Polish judicial system that have been questioned by the Commission, Christian Wigand, the Commission’s spokesman, has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has defended a new Supreme Court law scrapping a disputed disciplinary chamber for judges, a necessary step to receive EU post-pandemic recovery funds after a senior EU official questioned the validity of the amendment.
The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has voted down the Senate's (upper house) rejection of an amendment to a planned radio and TV broadcasting law.
Zbigniew Ziobro, the Polish justice minister, has accused Vera Jourova, the deputy head of the European Commission, of inciting anarchy in the ranks of the Polish judiciary.
The European Union "will start collapsing" unless it challenges the Polish constitutional court ruling that national legislation has precedence over EU law, a senior official with the bloc has said, as cited by Reuters.
The European Commission (EC), the EU's executive arm, will scrutinise Poland's new media legislation to determine if it complies with EU law, an EC vice-president has said.
The European Commission has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to fine Poland for failing to comply with the court's July 15 ruling calling for the suspension a disciplinary chamber for judges at the Polish Supreme Court.