Wednesday, November 15, 2017

EU resolution against Poland and repressions of "...communists and other democrats"

On Wednesday the European Commission adopted  a resolution that condemned the "serious violations" of the rule of law in the country and said that the so-called Article 7 procedure should be launched by member states.

Poland's prime minister Beata Szydlo called Wednesday's vote "outrageous" and said she would raise the issue with fellow EU leaders at an informal summit on Friday in Gothenburg.

The EU is trying to prevent reforms that would end the system where the judiciary is above the law and all the judges are selected from a closed group of people. To be in the group you have to know people or have members of the family in it.

There was also an amendment to the resolution that says: "we condemn repressions and political persecution by Polish authorities against communists, anti-fascist and other democrats."