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Commission decision to activate Article 7 (1) TEU as regards the situation in Poland: extracts from the debate

Event date: 28/02/2018

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During the EP plenary session (28/02-01/03 2018) in Brussels, MEPs debate on the European Commission’s call for EU governments to determine whether Poland is at a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values. MEPs express their concerns regarding the rule of law in Poland, the separation of powers, the independence of the judiciary and fundamental rights. 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, Roberta METSOLA (EPP, MT), Josef WEIDENHOLZER (S&D, AU) and Sophia IN'T VELD (ALDE, NL).