EU Body to Publish a Report Bashing Polish Government

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A European Union body advising on issues of democracy and its violation will not postpone the publication of its highly critical report on legal changes performed by the current Polish government, despite dissatisfaction coming from Warsaw.

Though the Polish government itself requested the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission to issue the opinion, it soon became evident the action will backfire against the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, after a draft of the report leaked prematurely and was published by a Polish daily, Gazeta Wyborcza.

In the leaked draft opinion, the Venice Commission said an ongoing constitutional crisis in Poland poses a danger to the rule of law, democracy and human rights. It emphasized that, in a democracy, mutual control and checks and balances on institutions of power are essential, and that the Constitutional Tribunal “was” a key element in that process.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/luizaoleszczuk/2016/03/06/eu-body-to-publish-a-report-bashing-polish-government/#5bd818f07d80

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