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Rule of law - Poland

News Alert - 05-07-2016
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Since the Law and Justice party (PiS) won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in Poland in autumn 2015, the new government has undertaken a series of reforms that critics say restrict democracy.

President Schulz of Parliament, and Commission vice-president Timmermans have voiced concern for the freedom and pluralism of Poland’s public-service television and radio and for the status of the Constitutional Court.

On 13 January the Commission decided to start the first stage of the "Framework for addressing systemic threats to the Rule of Law" in Poland.
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  1. Debate on recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights    05/07/2016

Council and Commission statements on recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

  1. Vote on resolution on the situation in Poland    13/04/2016

MEPs vote on a non-binding resolution on the situation in Poland wrapping up the plenary debate of 19 January with Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

  1. Plenary session Debate - Situation in Poland    19/01/2016

Parliament will debate the state of the rule of law and restrictions to press freedom in Poland on Tuesday afternoon.

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