Contents tagged with sanctions against Poland

  • European Parliament votes in favor of imposing sanctions against Poland

    The European Parliament (EP) will support the European Commission (EC) in its actions against Poland, Polskie Radio reports.

    The European deputies have adopted a resolution to support the first stage of the procedures provided for in Article 7 of the EU Treaty. In December 2017, the EC issued a statement regarding the measures criticizing judicial reform in Poland. The Polish reforms, in the opinion of the European commissioners, threaten the independence of the courts.

    The resolution says …

  • Hungary accuses EU of using double standards towards Poland

    The European Commission is using a double standard in relation to Poland, as well as to Hungary, as stated by the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, Wiener Zeitung writes.

    "Double standards are being used against Poland and Hungary. When Greece builds a fence on the border, it is normal. But when we do the same, it is not," Szijjártó explained and added that any attempts by the European Commission to impose sanctions on Poland due to judicial reform will be …

  • The European Commission started sanctions process against Poland

    On Saturday, July 29, the European Commission officially launched a procedure for imposing sanctions against Poland. This happened after one of the laws on the reform of the Polish judicial system that had gained notoriety was published and entered into force. Now Warsaw has a month to respond to Brussels' official note, the statement on the European Commission website reads. Depending on the response of the Polish authorities or the absence of the response, the European Commission can proceed …