WARSAW, September 20 — RIA Novosti. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk believes it is unlikely the “punishment” of Poland because of the situation that has developed around the constitutional court of the country.
“Because we know that the likely decision should be taken unanimously in the case of a country that is subject to such criticism, it seems today, to put it mildly, is unlikely,” — said Tusk, answering the journalists ‘ question about how he assesses the likelihood of action by the European Union in relation to Poland.
Poland is currently experiencing a constitutional crisis in connection with the situation around, the COP of the country. President Andrzej Duda 28 December last year approved amendments to the law on the constitutional court, which sparked controversy in the country and criticism from the opposition. EK 13 January adopted the decision on the beginning of dialogue with Warsaw in order to avoid a violation by Poland of the European norms.
If this dialogue will not bring the desired results, you may be running a procedure under article 7 of the EU Treaty, which implies the statement of the European Union, “the existence of a clear threat of a serious breach” or, at least, “the existence of a serious and sustained violations of” country of EU values. In this case, Poland could lose the right to vote in the EU Council of Ministers.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda on July 31 signed a new law on the constitutional court, which, in the opinion of the authors of the bill from the ruling party “law and justice”, was to help the country out of the constitutional crisis, however, this law has been critically assessed by the Venice Commission.