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Independence of the Judiciary in Poland: extracts from the debate

Event date: 13/06/2018

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During the plenary session (11-14 June 2018) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debated on the ongoing judicial reform in Poland with Frans TIMMERMANS. The Polish Government is carrying out a comprehensive overhaul of the judiciary, which, according to the European Commission, threatens its independence and the principle of separation of powers. Statements by Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Janusz LEWANDOWSKI (EPP, PL), Josef WEIDENHOLZER (S&D, AU) and Sophia IN'T VELD (ALDE, NL).

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