Polish law undermines the principle of judicial independence.
The European Union has decided to apply for Poland in its Supreme court – the European Court because of disagreements on the revision of the Polish judicial system, which is regarded as such that violate Western democratic standards, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.
The Executive EU Commission said on Monday that “the Polish law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with EU law because it undermines the principle of judicial independence,” the newspaper writes.
The Commission made Warsaw the first warning in July, another one was in August, before Monday, it was decided on the court.
We will remind, in the end of last year the Polish Parliament adopted the law on the reform of the National judicial Council and the Supreme court. Now 15 members of the Council, who appoints all judges will be elected by the Parliament and not in court Wednesday, as was done before. Each faction will be able to offer nine candidates. The Supreme court received the right on presentation of local courts to review the decision which was already made in the last 20 years.
20 December 2017 the Commission for the first time in the history of the European Union has launched a sanctions procedure against Poland for a violation of a fundamental principle of the independence of the judiciary, which may lead to deprivation of the Republic the right to vote in the EU Council. In July, the approval in Parliament of Poland the judicial reform provoked protests in which took part more than 100 thousand people. The demonstrators said the ruling party “law and justice” is trying to take control of not only the Supreme court but the entire judicial system of the country.