Brussels launches unprecedented EU inquiry into rule of law in Poland
The Polish ruling party (PiS) voted a few weeks ago a new set of laws concerning media management and Supreme Court members, thus putting more power into the hands of the conservative government.
These changes in the legislation led to complaints from Polish citizens, other European countries and associations defending freedom of expression. Ignored by the polish governments these calls were however heard by the European Commission.
Indeed, concerned about freedom and pluralism of the media, the institution decided to answer the Polish new legislation by resorting to an unprecedented inquiry whose principles were adopted in 2014.
Not willing to cause a confrontation with the PiS party or leading to any division within the EU, this formal investigation consists for now in a dialogue with Poland and aims to clarify the facts. Further developments of the inquiry are expected in March.
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"Il devient absolument urgent de mettre un terme à cette injustice. Il y a un manque de connaissances et de recherches. Il faut donc promouvoir le recueil de témoignages, mais aussi construire des mémoriaux, organiser des expositions..." - @BenjaminAbtan