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Poland, Hungary under rule of law spotlight 01 October 2020, 18:28 CET
Europe faces important challenges to the rule of law, an EU-wide report published Wednesday by the Commission shows, highlighting the threat to Poland's judicial independence and corruption in Hungary.

Poland: "overwhelming evidence" of rule of law breaches, say MEPs 17 July 2020, 00:04 CET
After Poland's right-wing presidency retained power last weekend, an EU Parliament committee accused it Thursday of backsliding on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.

Euro candidates still to meet EU convergence demands 11 June 2020, 23:00 CET
The European Commission published the 2020 convergence report Wednesday, in which it provides its assessment of the progress non-euro area Member States have made towards adopting the euro.

Brussels takes legal action against Poland over judges' independence 05 May 2020, 00:12 CET
The EU Commission launched legal action again Poland Wednesday over a new law which it says undermines the judicial independence of Polish judges and is incompatible with the primacy of EU law.

Poland's judicial reform broke EU law: EU top Court 06 November 2019, 21:36 CET
Changes to Polish law lowering the retirement age of ordinary court judges, and setting a different retirement age depending on their gender, are contrary to EU law, the EU's top Court ruled on Tuesday.

EU takes next step over judicial reforms in Poland 18 July 2019, 15:39 CET
The EU Commission took the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, sending a 'reasoned opinion' regarding a new disciplinary regime for Polish judges.

Lowering Polish judges' retirement age unlawful: EU top Court 25 June 2019, 00:48 CET
Polish legislation to lower the retirement age of Supreme Court judges breaches EU law, the EU's top Court ruled Monday, going against principles of the irremovability of judges and judicial independence.

Poland's Małopolska region: an exercise in brand building 26 June 2019, 00:17 CET
Building a brand could be a daunting task. Brands are what customers rely on when making choices - be they individuals picking chocolate bars off a supermarket rack or industrialists facing a decision to invest millions in new machinery.

EU opens infringement procedure against Poland over judicial independence 05 April 2019, 00:12 CET
The European Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, citing the aim of protecting Polish judges from political control. The Polish government has 2 months to reply.

EU top court demands Poland halt Supreme Court purge 25 October 2018, 18:04 CET
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided Friday that Polish authorities must halt the appointment of new judges to the Supreme Court while it checks if Poland’s contested new law on the Supreme Court is legal under EU law.

EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence 27 September 2018, 17:28 CET
The European Commission referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU Monday due to the violations of the principle of judicial independence created by a new Polish Law on the Supreme Court.

EU steps up legal action against Poland over judicial independence 14 August 2018, 21:43 CET
The European Commission took another step in its infringement procedure against Poland over the rule of law Tuesday, pursuing efforts to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court.

EU launches legal action over Poland's Supreme Court changes 03 July 2018, 17:52 CET
The EU Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Monday over changes to Polish law on the Supreme Court, which it says undermines the principle of judicial independence.

Synchronisation of Baltic States' electricity networks with the continental European network (CEN) 28 June 2018, 22:47 CET
On 28 June, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, jointly with leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland a political Roadmap for synchronising the Baltic States' electricity grid with continental Europe.

Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court 20 April 2018, 00:14 CET
Increasing logging operations in Poland's Białowieza Forest nature reserve infringed EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in a final judgement.

Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law' 21 February 2018, 22:55 CET
It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. The Court's final judgement is due in March.

EU begins action against Poland over independence of judiciary 24 December 2017, 12:57 CET
Despite repeated efforts to engage with Polish authorities over judicial independence, the European Commission concluded Wednesday that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

Rule of Law in Poland - background guide 20 December 2017, 17:31 CET
Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.

Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day 22 November 2017, 00:01 CET
Poland will have to pay a EUR 100,000 penalty per day if it continues banned logging activities in the EU-protected Bialowieza Forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, the EU's top court has ruled.

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET
Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET
An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

EU launches legal action against Poland over new law 01 August 2017, 12:08 CET
The European Union launched legal action against Poland Saturday following the publication in the Polish Official Journal of a new law it has warned threatens the independence of the judiciary..

EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law 26 July 2017, 18:42 CET
The European Commission substantiated its grave concerns on a planned reform of the judiciary in Poland Wednesday in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.

EU warns Poland over independence of judiciary 20 July 2017, 23:44 CET
The European Commission expressed grave concern Wednesday about the clear risks for the independence of the judiciary in Poland and urges the Polish Government to put its new laws on hold

Brussels OKs Polish energy production scheme 28 September 2016, 20:40 CET
A Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generators of heat and power complies with EU state aid rules, the EU Commission found Wednesday, since it furthers efficient energy production.