🔮 Better than the Oracle? Our Fair Value found this +42% bagger 5 months before Buffett bought itRead More

EU ends rule of law proceedings against Poland under liberal Tusk

Published 06/05/2024, 11:26
Updated 06/05/2024, 12:45
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a press conference at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon May 2, 2024. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union Commission is to end six years of rule of law proceedings against Poland, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday, marking the opening of a "new chapter" for the country.

  The proceedings were launched when far-right populist party PiS ruled the country. Donald Tusk, a pro-EU liberal, became prime minister last year, putting Poland on a more pro-EU course.

The EU said in a statement that Poland had launched a series of legislative and non-legislative measures to address concerns about the independence of the justice system.

"Today marks the opening of a new chapter for Poland," Von der Leyen said in a post on X.

Poland had recognised the primacy of EU law and was committed to implementing the judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, the EU said.

"Great news from Brussels today! Thank you President @vonderleyen for the cooperation and support!," wrote Polish Minister of Justice Adam Bodnar on social media platform X.

"Poland is consequently bringing back rule of law. We are determined and devoted to our common European values."

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a press conference at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon May 2, 2024. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party, which ruled for eight years, had carried out a deep overhaul of the judiciary which the EU said damaged democratic checks and balances and brought courts under political influence.

Tusk has vowed to restore judicial independence.

Latest comments

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.
Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.
Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.
It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.
Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.
© 2007-2024 - Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.