Poland will abolish judicial disciplinary chamber which was focus of dispute with EU Commission

By Euronews / AFP, 13 August
Flags of the EU and Poland (photo credit: CEPS)
Flags of the EU and Poland (photo credit: CEPS)
"We will abolish the Disciplinary Chamber (of the Supreme Court) in the form in which it currently operates and the subject of the dispute (with the EU) will thus disappear," Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS), said in an interview with the PAP agency released on Saturday. The planned changes should be presented in September, he said. [...] The ongoing legal battle between the Polish government and the EU Commission over the controversial judicial reforms has raised concerns over a potential "Polexit". The European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled in favour of the Commission last month, stating that the law for disciplining judges undermines judicial independence and contravenes EU law. [Poland has] so far refused to respect the multiple [European Court of Justice] injunctions, with the government arguing that Polish law prevails over European law.
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