The Committee on Civil Liberties and Home Affairs of the European Parliament this Thursday called on the Council to act before the democratic “continuous setback” and respect for the rule of law and fundamental rights in Poland and to take the necessary steps to bring the sanction procedure against that country to the fore reactivate. assess whether there is a serious risk to EU securities.
In a report adopted this Thursday by the parliamentary committee, which will be discussed next September and put to the plenary for vote, MEPs criticize that the process has stalled in the Council, where concerns about Poland last came in December 2018.
MEPs warn in particular of problems in the legislative and electoral system in Poland, interference with the independence of the judiciary and the rights of judges, and doubts about the protection of the fundamental rights of citizens.
For this reason, they call on the Commission and the Twenty-Seven to avoid restricting the interpretation of the procedures envisaged by the EU for serious cases of democratic risk in the Member States, and to work to exploit the full potential of Article 7 of the Treaty.