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Poland Shows Signs to Seek Rule of Law Dispute Compromise

| 2021-08-09 < 1 min read

Poland Shows Signs to Seek Rule of Law Dispute Compromise

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The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said it will change its legal system disciplining judges in an attempt to find a long-awaited compromise with the European Union.

Jarosław Kaczyński, Poland’s de facto leader stated to the national press that the disciplinary chamber will be changed from its “current form”. However, he added that the disciplinary chamber – which according to Brussels breaks EU law would not cease function but will take a different form.

Kaczyński’s announcement comes a month after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) repeatedly told that the disciplinary chamber should be immediately suspended because of a lack of independence and lack of impartiality – and gave a 16 August deadline to make changes.

Poland’s top court in its reaction rejected the European Union’s order and made it unconstitutional.

Over the weekend Kaczyński announced that the Warsaw government will propose changes to the disciplinary system in September.

Source: APA, Euobserver