Poland can protect its judiciary without the EU

Source: Acton Institute
by Marcin Rzegocki

“Last month, the European Union took the first steps to invoke Article 7 of its constitution to punish Poland — but critics disagree about the underlying issue: to what extent the actions of the Polish government’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party undermine judicial independence and merit international condemnation. During the last month, both sides of the Atlantic have published a wave of articles about an alleged political crisis within Poland — particularly in anglophone outlets like the New York Times, The Washington Post, and so on. Many of the articles describing the current political situation in Poland present it from only the secular-progressive viewpoint and, thus, are already highly critical of PiS on other grounds, before condemning the judicial legislation.” (01/12/18)