Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has submitted legislation to the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, concerning changes to the Polish Constitution that will lift some of the immunity enjoyed by parliamentarians and judges.
Thirty judges of Poland's Supreme Court have declared that they will not work with new judges appointed to the court through a procedure involving the current National Council of the Judiciary (KRS).
Poland has fulfilled all EU requirements related to the country's disciplinary panel for judges and therefore Brussels should suspend financial penalties levelled against Warsaw for not complying with an EU court ruling, a presidential aid has claimed.
Fifty five percent of Poles in a survey by the CBOS pollster criticised the Polish judiciary, 4 percentage points (pps) more than in a similar poll in 2017, while 28 percent said they were pleased with the justice system, 8 pps down from 2017.
The Left has put forward a bill which seeks to close down altogether a disciplinary panel for judges that has recently been reformed to meet EU standards.
A deputy justice minister has said it is not certain that Poland will receive money from the EU's post-pandemic recovery fund.
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.
The recently-approved EU post-pandemic funding of the Polish economy will help improve deteriorating economic sentiment, the finance minister has told PAP.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) does not have the power to question the legitimacy of local judges, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has ruled.
The deputy head of Solidary Poland, one of the junior parties in the governing coalition, has described a presidential bill liquidating the Disciplinary Chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court (SN) as "unacceptable".