MOSCOW, Aug 3 — RIA Novosti. The European future of Poland now under question, said the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.
“The European future of Poland in question, I understand the emotions of the poles who are concerned or on the courts, or the future of Poland in the EU” — said Tusk, quoted by PAP.
Former Prime Minister of Poland noted that he was among other responsible for the “European way” of the country, and happen “very, very bad things.”
Previously the issue of Polish membership in the EU was raised in the country and in the context of leaving the EU the UK, and after Warsaw not only supported the re-election of Tusk at the head of the European Council. While the Polish authorities, in particular Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, assured that the Republic does not intend to leave the European Union.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda on July 31 vetoed two laws, reforming the judicial system of the country that previously triggered the mass protests, the documents resubmitted to the Saeima. According to him, the reform of the judicial system in Poland is necessary, but should not “divide society and state”.
Protests in connection with the adopted by the Sejm and Senate laws continued in the country since 21 July, with the opposition, which believes that the reform will lead to dependence of the judiciary from the ruling party demanded a veto and the third law is about the universal courts. Despite this, the third law was signed by the President.
Despite the veto, after the publication of the law on General courts, the European Commission launched a sanctions procedure to prevent the violation by Poland of EU legislation. The EC also warned the Polish authorities that will start the procedure of deprivation of the country the right to vote in the EU Council, if Warsaw will be suspended or dismissed judges of the Supreme court.
First Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans said that the European Commission gives Poland one month to resolve issues around judicial reform.