2nd Jun 2023


Duda proposes bill to solve Poland's EU rule-of-law row

Polish president Andrzej Duda submitted legislation on Thursday to dismantle the country's controversial disciplinary chamber for judges. Warsaw hopes the bill would allow the government to end its rule-of-law dispute with the EU Commission, and thereby unblock Poland's allocated Covid-19 funds. Last October, the European Court of Justice ordered Poland to pay a €1m daily fine for failing to suspend the chamber, which it found breaks EU law.

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