Press Release

Poland: PiS government has crossed the red line of the rule of law

Brussels
, 13.07.2017 - 12:11
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Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Esteban González Pons MEP, EPP Group Vice-Chairman in charge of Legal and Home Affairs, reacted today to the vote on the reform of the judiciary which took place in the lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament, the Sejm, on Wednesday.

“The hasty vote in the Polish Sejm on the reform of the judiciary is a turning point for Poland. By changing the law, the PiS is turning its back for good on the independence of the judiciary. A red line was crossed yesterday. With this vote, the PiS is putting an end to the rule of law and democracy in Poland and leaving the European community of values. We call on the Polish government to drop this reform plan. We also call on the European Commission and the governments of the EU Member States to react to this severe violation of EU fundamental values and to take measures against the Polish government”.

Note to Editors
The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 216 Members from 27 Member States

MEP Contacts

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Manfred WEBER
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845890 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849890
Email: manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu
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Esteban GONZÁLEZ PONS
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845372 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849372
Email: esteban.gonzalezpons@europarl.europa.eu

Press Contacts

Marion Jeanne
Chairman's press adviser
Phone: +32 479 840 293
Agata Byczewska
Polish press; Communications Strategy; ACP; Windhoek Dialogue
Phone: +32 473 841 093

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