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Poland hits back after Commission’s statements on judicial independence

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 28, 2020
Warsaw tensions have escalated dramatically, after Poland accused the European Union on Saturday of “double standards” when questioning the independency of the country’s Constitutional Tribunal.
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The move came after the EU’s Executive body’s spokesperson for Rule of Law Christian Wigand said on Friday that the Commission was “highly concerned” over the new court rules.

Topics: Poland judicial independence

The country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński called the Commission’s position “a very serious inconsistency,” and referred to a 2017 Commission recommendation calling on Polish authorities to “refrain from actions and public statements which could further undermine the legitimacy of the judiciary.”