Broad support for Poland-approach Timmermans

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BRUSSELS – the EU member states, there is broad support for the way in which the European Commission tries to Poland in the line again. The laws that the Polish government, the judiciary under political control makes a lot of countries, including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.


Vice-president Frans Timmermans brought in december is the hardest instrument (article 7) in theorem, giving Poland the right to vote in the EU could lose. The Dutchman spoke Tuesday in Brussels the EU ministers for European Affairs in his dialogue with the conservative government in Warsaw. The Bulgarian deputy prime minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, who is the consultation chaired, said there very positive about it.


The dialogue is only useful if the results, said Timmermans. He is expected in the short term a response to its recommendation to four laws to adapt. “I remain hopeful that positive steps will see.”

The rule of law is the foundation of the EU and of the independence of the judiciary is one of the most important building blocks of summarized Timmermans to the position of the ministers together. Poland has the right to his legal system to reorganize, but that can never be an excuse for political control over the judiciary, he argued.

’Voting rights, deprive’

As the Polish response, and the rest of the dialogue is not to your satisfaction, will be the ministers of judgement to sheets. In the first instance, they have to answer the question whether there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the European values. A next step could be to Poland the right to vote to take it away, but that can only happen if all EU countries agree. Hungary has already said that step will not support.

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