EU Commission says to analyse Poland’s dissolution of disciplinary chamber

Poland announced it would disband the Disciplinary Chamber, which the EU says is being used to pressure judges or exert political control over judicial decisions, ahead of the bloc's 16 August deadline. [Shutterstock / Marc Bruxelle]

The European Commission will analyse Poland’s decision to scrap a disciplinary system for judges which critics say is a tool to pressure judges, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

The Polish announcement came last week ahead of an Aug. 16 deadline set by the EU executive to disband the Disciplinary Chamber which the EU says is being used to pressure judges or exert political control over judicial decisions.

Poland to dissolve judges' Disciplinary Chamber to meet EU demands

Poland will do away with a disciplinary system for judges which the EU’s top court has ruled violates EU law, the head of the ruling PiS party said, in a bid to diffuse a row that could result in financial penalties against the country.

The Aug. 16 deadline remains unchanged, a Commission spokesperson told a daily news briefing.

 

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