In an interview for Radio One, the deputy minister of justice said the following:
“The discussion, that has been going on for some time now, revolves around the question whether the European Commission can interfere in the organisation and functioning of the judiciary? We did not agree to this when we joined the EU. If the EU and the European Commission can’t do that, then the European Court of Justice shouldn’t either. That’s the most important thing. There is also the matter of suspending state institutions like the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. If the Court of Justice in Luxembourg had the right to suspend it, then it would de facto take away the independence of the Polish parliament. What’s next, the suspension of the Sejm or the President?"
Now, the Polish parliament awaits for what the European Court of Justice will have to say. The matter of the judicial reform may not yet be over.
Author: Michał Wyrzyk
Source: Poland Daily