NEWS

There is no basis for Poland to be penalised: Polish Foreign Minister

Polish ExpressPolish Express logo

There is no basis for Poland to be penalised: Polish Foreign Minister

Dialogue over the Constitutional Tribunal is ongoing, so there is still no reason for Poland to be penalised, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Monday.

Poland is in the crosshairs of the European Commission regarding an ongoing conflict over the Tribunal. Waszczykowski was asked by the TVN broadcaster to comment on reports that the European Commission on Wednesday might adopt an opinion on the rule of law in Poland.

The Polish Foreign Minister also referred to an earlier interview by Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, who told the Do Rzeczy weekly that if “push comes to shove” the Polish government could challenge the European Commission’s report on the rule of law in the country to the European Court of Justice.

Poles’ concern over political situation on the rise

Asked on Monday whether the EC was likely to pass such a report, the Minister said: "We hope that the Commission will take some time to reflect [upon its actions] and halt this procedure.” Reports over the weekend said that the decision to prepare a report on Poland,‭ ‬including on the ongoing crisis over its Constitutional Tribunal,‭ ‬was taken in a vote by representatives of‭ ‬46‭ ‬parliaments of Council of Europe member countries,‭ ‬meeting in the Estonian capital,‭ ‬Tallinn.

Poland braced for EU Commission opinion amid row

The report is to be drawn up by the monitoring committee of the‭ ‬Parliamentary‭ ‬Assembly.‭ ‬Two‭ ‬rapporteurs‭ ‬– from different‭ ‬political‭ ‬factions‭ ‬– are to be appointed in June. In January,‭ ‬the European Commission said it was starting a‭ "‬rule-of-law‭" ‬probe into whether controversial laws pushed through by‭ ‬the‭ ‬Law and Justice‭ ‬party‭ ‬violate EU standards.

logo

Chcesz się z nami podzielić czymś, co dzieje się blisko Ciebie? Wyślij nam zdjęcie, film lub informację na: [email protected]

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Ewa Mielnicka crowned new Miss Poland

Ewa Mielnicka crowned new Miss Poland

Twenty-two-year-old model Ewa Mielnicka has been voted Miss Poland in a competition to find the most beautiful woman in the country. Nine ladies competed in the final, but the jury decided to award the...

Up to 30 percent of household budgets go to raising kids

Up to 30 percent of household budgets go to raising kids

Expenditures earmarked for child rearing account for 15 to 30 percent of Polish families’ household budgets, research finds. It costs anything between PLN 176,000 and 190,000 (EUR 40,000-43,000) to raise...

Major NATO military exercises in Poland amid security fears

Major NATO military exercises in Poland amid security fears

Thirty-one thousand soldiers from 18 NATO members and five partner countries will take part in major manoeuvres in Poland starting on Tuesday, amid fears by Central and Eastern European states that Russia...

Klodzko: Hillside Charm

Klodzko: Hillside Charm

Kłodzko is a delight for the eyes: its Old Town is perched on a rambling hillside, surrounded by winding, steep streets. Overhanging houses and Gothic architecture give this small town a wild, romantic...

Hollande and Sarkozy argue over Poland

Hollande and Sarkozy argue over Poland

French President Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy have led a war of words in the media, commenting on the current situation in Poland. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy first...

World of Polish Vodka

World of Polish Vodka

A crisp, clear spirit that will leave you breathless: vodka is an essential element of Polish life, national identity and everyday culture. Pushing to reinvent the country's liquid source of pride, local...

Polish general: major terrorist attack thwarted in 2003

Polish general: major terrorist attack thwarted in 2003

A former deputy chief of Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) has claimed the organisation thwarted a terrorist attack which could have killed thousands of people in 2003. Speaking to national TV broadcaster...

Are you afraid of Brexit? Incorporate a company in Poland and secure the EU VAT number!

Are you afraid of Brexit? Incorporate a company in Poland and secure the EU VAT number!

While the final Brexit agreement with the EU is still ahead, the outcome of the negotiations is not at all certain. So if you are worried about what will happen to your business after Brexit, do not hesitate...

Poland prepares mission to process refugees

Poland prepares mission to process refugees

Poland is preparing a mission to Lebanon in order to process candidates due to be given asylum in Poland as part of an EU-led programme. Deputy Interior Minister Piotr Stachańczyk has said that “the refugees...

Another hemp shop opens in Poland

Another hemp shop opens in Poland

Cannabis-based products on offer at a newly opened shop in Poznan, central Poland. While the sale of hemp is banned in Poland, the Cannabis Pharmacy, as it is called, assures the available assortment is...


Ta strona używa plików cookie. Kontynuując przeglądanie witryny, wyrażasz zgodę na ich używanie przez nasz serwis. Dodatkowo kiedy odwiedzasz naszą stronę, wstępnie wybrane firmy mogą odczytywać i korzystać z określonych informacji zapisanych na Twoim urządzeniu, aby wyświetlać odpowiednie reklamy bądź spersonalizowane treści. Dowiedz się więcej.OK