Skip to comments.EU launches unprecedented probe into new Polish laws
Posted on 01/16/2016 2:10:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Brussels (AFP) - The European Union launched an unprecedented probe on Wednesday into controversial legal changes introduced by Poland's new right-wing government to see if they violate EU democracy rules and merit punitive measures.
The move comes amid growing concern over reforms to Poland's constitutional court and increased control over state media adopted by the conservative, eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS), which swept to power in October.
"Today we have decided that the Commission will carry out a preliminary assessment on this matter under the rule of law framework," European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said after a special debate on the issue.
"The rule of law is one of our fundamental values," he said.
Timmermans said rulings by Poland's constitutional court were not being respected by the new government. He said he was concerned too about the new media laws in Poland which critics claim curb freedom of expression, another key EU value.
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>> critics claim curb freedom of expression
Do tell what’s being curbed. Does it involve the anus?
The Socialist and atheistic EU does not want to deviate from its self destructive policies. They must be concerned that other countries will follow the lead by Poland.
Well, another domino set to break up the EU
EU - DROP DEAD!!!!!!
Bingo. God bless the Poles.
Europeans need to throw off the EU dictatorship
(good neighborly relations can be continued without need of such a centralized control bureaucrappy)
The fear here (as envisioned by the Germans) is that state-run public TV councils across the EU might be identified as frauds by the public....if Poland’s gimmick survives the challenge.
All Poland did was say that the five-man state-run TV council wasn’t effective, and they wanted the Treasury Department (who collects the TV tax) to actually manage state-run TV.
For those who might be curious....Germany manages a 77-member TV council...which is considered one of the most marginally capable TV councils in Europe.
“Today we have decided that the Commission will carry out a preliminary assessment on this matter under the rule of law framework,” European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said after a special debate on the issue.
“The rule of law is one of our fundamental values,” he said.
How do you say “go piss up a rope” in Polish?
No problem here - the Polish will just go back to a new “Warsaw Pact”, this time, voluntarily and on their own terms. They seem to have a lot more in common with Eastern European peoples these days, anyway.
Honestly I did know that this “term” even exists. Can you please explain what it means and I’d be more than happy to translate it :)
Google it, dude....
Good for Poland!
Screw the EU...
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