European Commissioner calls for strong measures against judicial reforms in Poland

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    The reform of Poland's judicial system, initiated about a year and a half ago by the Law and Justice party and later passed by the Sejm, became a stumbling point between the European Commission and Poland's government. The main idea of changes proposed by the party of Jarosław Kaczyński contradicts the European values and human democratic rights. Unsurprisingly the reform triggered the public and caused massive disturbances in Poland, and criticism from the European leaders as well. A high possibility of sanctions against Poland and exclusion from decision-making in the Council of EU leaders made president Andrzej Duda back down and veto the reform.

    However there is still no solution to the problem. Polish representatives of the European Commission and European Parliament familiar with the situation continue to show their disapproval of the PiS actions and question the views of Kaczynski and his team. Notably, this was mentioned by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs, in her letter to Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission.

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    Bieńkowska openly admits the democratic rights in Poland are being encroached on. She believes the problem is far more important than the upcoming federal election in Germany since losing Poland may result in the breakup of the European Union. Bieńkowska may well be exaggerating, but a series of conflicts with the EU started by Poland prove that we could witness the Polexit even earlier than the first 'exit'-makers finally break away.
     
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