EU source: on Wednesday European Commission will decide about taking Poland to CJEU
On Wednesday, the European Commission will decide about taking Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the case of the new Supreme Court law, a source from the European Commission told the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
As the source also said, the Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans is to present to the College of Commissioners information after Tuesday's hearing of Poland in the Council of the European Union. Timmermans will also present information regarding the EU law infringement procedure, the Commission had launched in regard to the provisions of the Supreme Court law.
Last week, Poland sent its answer to the European Commission, within infringement procedure dialogue regarding the Supreme Court law.
In its response to the European Commission, Polish government argues that all of the concerns raised over the Supreme Court law are baseless.
"Poland has addressed in a comprehensive way the concerns raised by the European Commission, regarding the compatibility of the Supreme Court law with the EU law, proving those concerns baseless," wrote the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
According to the statement, "organisation of the judicial system is an exclusive competence of EU member-states; establishing of the retirement age of Supreme Court judges cannot be treated as a violation of EU laws the EC calls upon".
On 14 August, the EC took a next step in the EU law infringement procedure against Poland in regard to the new Supreme Court law. The Commission informed at the time that it remains in its standpoint that the law is not in accordance with the EU law, as it violates the judicial independence rule, including the irremovability of judges. Poland was given one month to reply.