Poland’s ruling party rushes new legislation on Constitutional Tribunal

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party Wednesday, after debating late into the night before, hurried legislation aimed at alleviating EU concerns over the rule of law in the country, ahead a NATO summit to start in Warsaw on Friday.

In January the European Commission launched its rule of law procedure against Poland in the context of controversial changes in the functioning of the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, the country’s final arbiter of law.

At issue are the amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal law passed in December by the Polish parliament dominated by PiS, which have sparked lots of controversy, seen as limiting the court’s powers.

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(Photo: Lukas Plewnia)