Press Release: Commission adopts Rule of Law Opinion on the situation in Poland

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The European Commission adopted on 1 June 2016 an Opinion concerning the rule of law in Poland.

Following the intensive dialogue that had been ongoing with the Polish authorities since 13 January 2016, the Commission deemed it necessary to formalise its assessment of the current situation in this Opinion. As foreseen in the Rule of Law Framework, this was the first step taken by the Commission in this process. The Opinion set out the concerns of the Commission and served to focus the ongoing dialogue with the Polish authorities towards finding a solution.

In response, PiS parliamentary group Beata Mazurek restated the party line that the European Commission lacked the authority to interfere in Poland's sovereign affairs.

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