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

quarta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2018

Polish PM sacks key ministers, holds ‘friendly’ meeting with Juncker

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pass by a giant photo of 'father of Europe' Jean Monnet in the Commission's Berlaymont building.
The prime minister held talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker late yesterday, weeks after the EU launched an unprecedented disciplinary procedure against Warsaw over its controversial judicial reforms, which Brussels says threaten the rule of law.

Brussels triggers unprecedented action against Poland

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced with a 04:13am tweet that the EU executive had activated Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland, due to “a risk of serious breach of of the rule of law”.

The pair held “a detailed discussion of questions related to the Rule of Law”, according to a statement released by the European Commission following the meeting.

It described the talks as “constructive” and said they also touched on a variety of issues including “the future of the European Union, the Polish position within the European Union” and economic, energy and migration policy.

“Our intention is to make the system more effective, more just, more objective,” Morawiecki told a news conference defending PiS moves on the courts after nearly three hours of talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

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