The European Court ordered Poland to pay €1 million a day

Poland is obliged to pay €1 million fine per day in favor of the European Commission until it brings national legislation into line with EU standards. The relevant decision was made by the Court of the European Union on Wednesday

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg on Wednesday published a decision obliging the Polish government to pay a fine. “Due to the refusal to suspend the operation of national legislation, which, in particular, relates to the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, Poland is ordered to pay the European CommissionA daily fine of 1 million euros,” says the order of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In July, this court demanded that the disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland immediately cease its work, referring to the fact that this chamber had received the right to dismiss judges, which could threaten their impartiality and independence.

The trial in Luxembourg has become another phase of the crisis in relations between Warsaw and Brussels caused by the earlier decision of the conservative Polish government to reform the judicial system.

The European Court ordered Poland to pay €1 million per day

On October 19, the Polish problem was discussed in the European Parliament at a debate on the rule of law of the European Union in Poland. The main speakers were European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The reason for the debate was the decision of the Constitutional Court of Poland that in some cases national legislation should prevail over the laws of the European Union. The Court ruled thatThe four provisions of the Treaty on the European Union – on respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, on the rule of law and equality, as well as on the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice – contradict the Polish Constitution.

The topic of Poland also became one of the main topics at the European Union summit that ended on October 22.

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