To receive the funds from the European recovery plan, Warsaw must implement reforms requested by Brussels. Poland's nationalist-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government has been asked to make efforts in terms of judicial independence and the rule of law, an aspect that has deteriorated significantly since this party came to power in 2015. "Poland will have to demonstrate that these steps have been taken before any disbursement (of funds) can take place," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on 17 May 2022.
The adoption of the draft reform modifying the functioning of the Polish Constitutional Court appears to be the last obstacle to be removed. However, for months, this reform has become a political soap opera that is causing exasperation in Polish society.
Originally, the text is the result of negotiations, which were concluded in December 2022, between the Polish Minister...
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