The Polish prime minister will submit a request to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal for it to issue an opinion on a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that said the process of appointing judges in Poland may break EU law.
The European Commission has launched the second stage of an infringement procedure against Poland over a new legal body set up to discipline judges that Brussels claims breaks EU law.
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said on Monday the EC is concerned by Poland's Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber's recent decisions depriving judges of their immunity.
The European Commission (EC), the EU's executive arm, has launched the second stage of its procedure against Poland over the country's legislation aimed at disciplining judges.
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.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Tuesday that Polish laws relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law.