EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said on Thursday that Poland complying with rulings of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is the only way out of conflict between Warsaw and Brussels.
Poland will reduce its three-layer court system to two in order to free up more than 2,000 judges by removing a significant part of the bureaucratic workload, the justice minister has announced.
President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed two legislative initiatives regarding justice of the peace courts and said he would submit them to the Sejm (lower house) later in the day.
President Andrzej Duda has accused European institutions of breaching EU treaties by interfering in the administration of justice in Poland.
A former Auschwitz prisoner cannot seek justice in a Polish court over the use of the term 'Polish camp' by German media, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Thursday.
The European Commission in its Wednesday-published rule of law report on EU members repeated its objections against justice reforms in Poland. According to the Commission, the reforms have placed Polish courts under political influence.
There have been no sustainable objections to the Polish justice system, Constitutional Tribunal head Julia Przylebska told the German Die Welt daily in a Wednesday interview. Przylebska said recent justice reforms in Poland were necessary to speed up proceedings.