The European Commission Wants Penalty for Poland in Rule of Law Dispute

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The European Commission wants to impose a penalty payment on Poland to dissolve a disciplinary committee for judges.

 

The commission has asked the European Court of Justice, which ordered Poland in July to put an end to the college, for the measure. The committee leaves to the court how high the penalty should be.

The executive board of the EU is also taking the next step in criminal proceedings that Poland could bring before the court in Luxembourg again because the country does not carry out orders from the court. Then fines can follow.

The commission has been embroiled in a heated conflict over the reforms of the Polish judiciary for some time. These affect the independence of the Polish judiciary, according to Brussels. The European Court agreed in July.

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