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by IdiotSavant Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 01:58:04 AM EST

Poland's Supreme Court has warned that proposed judicial reforms are inconsistent with EU treaties and may lead to Poland being forced out of the EU:

Poland could have to leave the EU over its judicial reform proposals, the country's Supreme Court has warned.

The proposals would allow judges to be dismissed if they questioned the government's judicial reforms.

Judges say the proposals threaten the primacy of EU law and could be an attempt to gag the judiciary.


The Supreme Court said the party was undermining the principle of the primacy of EU law over national law. It said in a statement: "Contradictions between Polish and EU law.... will in all likelihood lead to an intervention by EU institutions regarding an infringement of EU treaties, and in the longer run [will lead to] the need to leave the European Union."

It also said the proposed bill was "evidently" designed to allow President Andrzej Duda to pick a new head of the court before a presidential election which is expected in May.

The court's chief justice, Professor Malgorzata Gersdorf, likened the governing party's proposals to the days of martial law in 1981 in communist Poland.

This is part of a wider campaign by the authoritarian Law and Justice party against anything which threatens their power, similar to that waged by Orban in Hungary. The question is whether the EU actually has the spine to hold its members to account, and suspend them if they start violating the fundamental obligations of membership.

Itching for a fight?
by Cat on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 05:22:01 AM EST
Top EU court rules against Polish judicial reform

The EU has opposed and sanctioned Poland for a number of years. This article is sourced from a biased BBC which just succeeded to keep the Conservatives and BoJo in power. What would anyone expect. Don't quote this rubbish.

Underlying effort by the USA over a decade and Trump today is to tear the economic might of the EU apart.

EU expansion into former Soviet satelite states while corruption in capitalism was too great a risk. Based on false lies and fake promises this was needed for Europe's security and NATO's expansion to the border of the Russian Federation.

See also how the State of Israel has changed from its founding in Socialism in 1948 to its present state of corruption and far-right Conservative power scheme.

The US blatently and NATO destroying European principles of solidarity: the Four Freedoms.

Making the broken EU a proxy of the US - runaway Capitalism,  fracking dependency and permanent war on terror or any demon propagated by U.S. Congress, White House and the Pentagon. Heed President's Eisenhower's warning ...

Poland is the favorite state neatly tied to US Conservative power: Iraq War, rendition, secret CIA detention camp and torture. A location for US military build-up.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 07:11:57 AM EST
U.S. Senate approves North Stream 2 Russia-Germany sanctions

EU's foundation threatened by our old ally ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 08:05:33 AM EST
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NATO's New Order: The Alliance After the Cold War | History Dep't - Ohio State U.

NATO aborted the observer status of the Russian Federation at a crucial moment in World History.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 08:39:22 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 06:06:50 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 18th, 2019 at 11:12:50 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Dec 20th, 2019 at 02:37:29 AM EST
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by das monde on Sat Dec 21st, 2019 at 08:45:39 PM EST

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