He noted that the European Commission gave the green light to the Polish recovery plan on the basis of a comprehensive assessment, but the first installment will be disbursed only after the Polish Supreme Disciplinary Chamber is replaced by a new independent body, and the disciplinary system is reformed. to judges and to allow review of the decisions of the Disciplinary Chamber.
On Wednesday, the Polish Senate unanimously passed, but at the same time it returned to the Chamber of Deputies, with several amendments, the draft of the head of state that envisages the reform of the disciplinary chamber of the Supreme Court called for by Brussels. This step is one of 116 cornerstones included in negotiations with the European Commission in the Polish recovery plan.
In response to a question from a journalist, von der Leyen said:
He is convinced that the rules on the disciplinary system, which are still being worked out in Parliament, meet the standards of the European Commission.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that Poland is interested in creating a strong European Union that respects the rights of sovereign member states. In this spirit, the Polish judicial reform was launched earlier, which, Morawiecki said, was unjustifiably violated by the Polish opposition.
The Prime Minister also announced that the funds in the recovery plan will largely be used for energy and climate change. He highlighted the plan’s role in increasing Poland’s energy competitiveness and Europe’s energy independence from Russia.
Mateusz Morawiecki said Warsaw and the European Court of Justice take a similar view of the strategic challenges facing the EU, “those created by Putin and his government, and those likely to emerge in the future”.
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