Memo: College Orientation Debate on recent developments in Poland and the Rule of Law Framework: Questions & Answers

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Series Details MEMO/16/62 (13.01.16)
Publication Date 13/01/2016
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The European Commission held an orientation debate on the situation in Poland and the rule of law mechanism, primarily focusing on the Polish government’s newly adopted reforms regarding the Constitutional Tribunal and the governance of public service broadcasters.

The document answers some questions regarding the rule of law framework which is the starting point for the positions of the European Commission on the matter.

See also reactions to the developments in Poland and the European Commission actions via the related url hyperlinks below, plus previews of a debate in the European Parliament on the subject on the 19 January 2016.

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ESO: Background information: Report: Commission to probe Poland’s rule of law
Politico, 13.01.16: EU launches ‘rule of law’ probe of Poland
Politico, 13.01.16: Is Poland a failing democracy?
The Wall Street Journal, 13.01.16: EU Places Poland’s Rule of Law Under Increased Scrutiny
Deutsche Welle, 13.01.16: EU launches first-ever rule of law review against Poland
BBC News, 13.01.16: EU launches probe into new Polish laws
France24, 13.01.16: EU launches probe into controversial Polish laws
The Guardian, 13.01.16: EU investigates Polish government's controversial new laws
Sputnik International, 13.01.16: EC Launches Review of New Polish Media, Constitutional Court Laws
Radio Poland, 13.01.16: Foreign interest groups won’t stop changes in Poland: PM,Foreign-interest-groups-won%E2%80%99t-stop-changes-in-Poland-PM
Radio Poland, 13.01.16: European Commission launches investigation of Poland,European-Commission-launches-investigation-of-Poland
EurActiv, 13.01.16: Commission launches unprecedented probe into Polish judicial reforms
EUObserver, 14.01.16: Polish PM: EU process won't lead to sanctions
EUObserver, 13.01.16: EU commission puts Poland on the hook
Euro|Topics: Main Focus, 14.01.16: EU examines rule of law in Poland
Radio Poland, 14.01.16: President Duda: Poland to be an active and responsible EU member,President-Duda-Poland-to-be-an-active-and-responsible-EU-member
European Commission: DG Communication: SPEECH/16/71, 13.01.16: Readout by First Vice-President Timmermans of the College Meeting of 13 January 2016
Blog: Open Europe, 13.01.16: Commission raises the stakes in its legal dispute with Poland – what happens next?
Blog: Open Europe, 14.01.16: EU Commission at risk of undermining its legitimacy and credibility by intervening in Polish affairs
Euro|Topics: Main Focus, 15.01.16: Warsaw defends itself against criticism from Brussels
Radio Poland, 15.01.16: I admire and respect Poland: European Commission chief,I-admire-and-respect-Poland-European-Commission-chief
Deutsche Welle, 15.01.16: US prefers private talks over megaphone to communicate with Poland
Politico, 15.01.16 [Opinion]: What is really happening in Poland? Statement by the Law and Justice (PiS) delegation of the ECR Group in advance of the debate on the situation in Poland in the European Parliament, 19 January 2016
EUObserver, 15.01.16: EP debate on Poland could turn into 'carnage'

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