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Poland: EU opens medical evacuations hub to facilitate transfers of Ukrainian patients

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is in Poland to officially open the new EU Medevac Hub for medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients together with Ministers of Health from Poland and Ukraine. The hub is strategically located near the Polish city of […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Poland’s €35.4 billion recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today given a positive assessment of Poland’s recovery and resilience plan, an important step towards the EU disbursing €23.9 billion in grants and €11.5 billion in loans under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). This financing will support the implementation […]

Roberta Metsola in Kyiv and Poland to support Ukrainian people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Collection of available press material and audio-visual assets for journalists and media. The European Parliament President Roberta Metsola was in Kyiv Friday to express the European Union´s support and hope to the Ukrainian people and condemn the unjustified Russian attack. Saturday she visited the […]

EU values in Poland: MEPs wrap-up fact-finding visit to Warsaw

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, an EP delegation ended its three-day visit to Poland, where MEPs met politicians, judges, civil society and journalists, to assess the rule of law situation. MEPs collected first-hand information about Parliament’s long-standing concerns, with a particular focus on the independence of the […]

Rule of law: MEPs travel to Poland to assess respect of EU values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. An EP delegation will travel to Warsaw next week to look into the rule of law situation in Poland, in the framework of the ongoing Article 7 procedure. Ten MEPs from the Civil Liberties and Constitutional Affairs committees will be in Poland from Monday […]

EU values in Poland: MEPs concerned about continuous deterioration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament took stock of developments in Poland, with many speakers calling for action to halt the backsliding on the rule of law and fundamental rights. In a debate with Minister Anže Logar representing the Slovenian Presidency and Commission Vice-President for Promoting the […]

Poland-Belarus border: MEPs alarmed by humanitarian and political crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU must stand united in its response to the Belarusian regime’s inhuman instrumentalisation of migrants, MEPs said in a debate on Wednesday. In a plenary debate with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday afternoon, MEPs expressed their deep worries over the […]

Poland: Constitutional Tribunal is illegitimate, unfit to interpret constitution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Polish Constitutional Tribunal is “a tool for legalising the illegal activities of the authorities”  No EU money for governments who flagrantly, purposefully and systematically undermine EU values  EU must protect the people of Poland, who remain overwhelmingly pro-European  Parliament condemns an attempt to undermine […]

Poland: MEPs call for the primacy of EU law to be upheld

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament asks the Commission to act immediately to defend Polish citizens and the foundations of EU law, by triggering the conditionality mechanism. In a heated plenary debate with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister […]

Hungary and Poland plans should be approved only if concerns are addressed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate with Commissioner Gentiloni on the Hungarian and Polish recovery plans, MEPs called for more transparency to make sure funds are properly allocated. Economy Commissioner Gentiloni updated MEPs on Wednesday, saying that currently 22 of the 25 submitted national recovery plans have […]

Poland: attacks on media freedom and the EU legal order need to stop

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Adding to a long list of concerns on the state of EU values in Poland, MEPs denounce the latest attempts to silence critical voices and undermine the primacy of EU law. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 502 votes in favour, 149 against, […]

Independence of Polish judges: Commission asks European Court of Justice for financial penalties against Poland on the activity of the Disciplinary Chamber

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission took two separate decisions, both related to decisions of the Court of Justice and where the actions of the Polish authorities continue to undermine the functioning of the Polish justice system. First, the Commission decided to request the Court of […]

EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, (European Parliament, 7 July 2021) Equality and the […]

EU citizens’ electoral rights: Commission decides to refer CZECHIA and POLAND to the Court of Justice

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has decided today to refer Czechia and Poland to the Court of Justice, because in these two Member States EU citizens are restricted from joining a domestic political party. As a result of this restriction, citizens from other EU Member States […]

Rule of Law: European Commission refers Poland to the European Court of Justice to protect independence of Polish judges and asks for interim measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the law on the judiciary of 20 December 2019, which entered into force on 14 February 2020. The Commission also decided to ask the Court of […]

EU values in Hungary and Poland: debate on recent developments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Debate today on Article 7 developments and the state of LGBTI rights in Poland and Hungary with Commissioner for Justice Reynders and Commissioner for Equality Dalli. When: Monday, 30 November 17.05 – 18.45 Where: European Parliament in Brussels, József Antall building, room 2Q2 and […]

Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Italy has received €10 billion, Spain €6 billion, and Poland […]

EU Solidarity Fund: Commission puts forward financial assistance worth €823 million for the Croatia earthquake, floods in Poland and the coronavirus crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing a package of €823 million in financial support under the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help rebuilding efforts after the earthquake in Croatia and the floods in Poland. The package will also foresee advance payments to Germany, Ireland, […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support for expansion of LG Chem’s electric vehicles battery plant in Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether €95 million of public support granted by Poland to chemical company LG Chem Group (“LG Chem”) for investing in the expansion of its battery cell production facility for electric vehicles (EV) in Biskupice […]

Rule of law in Poland: MEPs point to “overwhelming evidence” of breaches

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Civil Liberties Committee is set to adopt a draft resolution on the continuing deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Poland. Following Tuesday’s vote on amendments, the draft interim report will be tabled for final approval at committee level […]

Rule of Law in Poland: concerns continue to grow among MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The attacks on the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights in Poland need to be addressed urgently, say a majority of MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee. In a committee debate on Monday, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) presented his draft interim […]

Rule of law in Poland and Hungary has worsened

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s discussions with Poland and Hungary have not yet led these countries to realign with the EU’s founding values, Parliament warned on Thursday. In a resolution adopted with 446 votes to 178 and 41 abstentions, MEPs note that reports and statements by the […]

Taxation: Commission refers Poland to Court for failing to remove certain tax exemptions on the use of energy products by highly polluting businesses

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice for allowing energy intensive businesses to be exempted from excise duty on coal and gas.Under Polish legislation and contrary to EU law, certain energy products, such as coal and gas, used […]

MEPs condemn criminalisation of sex education in Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution put to the vote on Thursday, MEPs express their deep concern over a Polish draft law that could put teachers who provide sex education in prison. In the text adopted by 471 votes in favour, 128 against and 57 abstentions, MEPs […]

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York. The Council, which meets throughout the year at the UN Office in Geneva, is an international body, within the […]

Rule of Law: European Commission refers Poland to the Court of Justice to protect judges from political control

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding the new disciplinary regime for Polish judges, requesting an expedited procedure. On 3 April 2019, the Commission launched this infringement procedure on the grounds that the new […]

Cohesion Policy: EU invests €880 million to improve Poland’s railway system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted two major Cohesion Policy projects, improving the Polish rail network and increasing its capacity, speed and safety. Both projects should be operational as of January 2023 and will promote railway as a clean and competitive transport mode in the country. Johannes […]

Poland: €676 million worth of EU investments in better rails and roads

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted three major Cohesion Policy projects, modernising the Polish rail and road network and increasing travel safety while reducing costs and travel time. Over €487 million to modernise thecountry’s railway communication system EU-funded works will replace the outdated technology and set up […]

Rule of Law: European Commission takes new step to protect judges in Poland against political control

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to take the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland, by sending a reasoned opinion regarding the new disciplinary regime for Polish judges. On 3 April 2019, the Commission launched this infringement procedure on the grounds that the […]

What just happened? 5 themes from the COP24 climate talks in Poland

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum The outcomes from a challenging two weeks of negotiations at this year’s climate conference (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aka […]

Parliament approves €34m in EU aid to Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EUSF aid worth €34 million, to help reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria after natural disasters in 2017, was approved by MEPs on Tuesday. The aid includes €16,918,941 for repairs and reconstruction in Lithuania after continuous rainfall throughout the summer and autumn of […]

Budget MEPs approve €34m in EU aid to Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EUSF aid worth €34 million, to support reconstruction in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria following natural disasters in 2017, was approved by the Budgets Committee on Wednesday. The aid, which still needs to be confirmed by plenary and Council, includes €16,918,941 for reconstruction in […]

Polish PM chooses to focus on economy, amid questions on rule of law in Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki debated the future of Europe with MEPs and EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, last Wednesday. “Poland was one of the first countries to give voting rights to women, and we are deeply rooted in the rule of law. […]