Rule of Law: Commission issues recommendation to Poland

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Series Details IP/16/2643 (27.07.16)
Publication Date 27/07/2016
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The European Commission adopted on 27 July 2016 a Recommendation on the situation in Poland, in the context of the Rule of Law Framework.

The Recommendation followed the adoption by the Polish parliament of a new law on the Constitutional Tribunal on 22 July 2016. This law addressed some of the concerns highlighted by the Commission in its Opinion released on 1 June 2016, but it was considered that important issues of concern regarding the rule of law in the country remained.

The Commission still believed that there was a systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland. It therefore layed out concrete recommendations to the Polish authorities on how to address those concerns. If no follow-up was communicated, the 'Article 7 Procedure' could be triggered.

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