[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

quinta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2017

Brussels triggers unprecedented action against Poland


Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
[European Commission]
The procedure – if supported by other EU member states voting unanimously – sets off a lengthy process that could lead to the suspension of the country’s EU voting rights in the Council of Ministers.

Timmermans said the decision was made with “a heavy heart”, and hoped “ that we can enter into a more fruitful dialogue”.

The Commission also gave its fourth set of recommendation to Poland on remedial measures that the country could adopt to stop the punitive process.

The EU executive motivated its decision by saying “there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.”
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