The European Commission asked the EU’s top court to impose financial penalties on Poland over the activities of a judges’ disciplinary chamber, stepping up a long-running dispute with Warsaw over the rule of law.
The European Union has moved to force Poland to comply with the rulings of Europe’s top court, with plans to seek daily fines against the nationalist government in Warsaw linked to a long-running dispute over judicial independence in the country.
In a “rather exceptional” move, the European Commission asked the EU’s top court to impose a daily fine on Poland, to pressure the country into dismantling a controversial disciplinary mechanism for judges.
What people are saying?
Sebastian Jaworowski In Poland, we will hold a referendum on whether we want to continue to be in the European Union. I think that the Poles will decide that it cannot continue this way and will leave the EU.
Mazzi I am Polish and I feel like I am a second-class EU citizen, as if I live not in the Republic of Poland, but in some “Bantustan”. The EU wants to be the second USSR?