The European Parliament underlines the necessity for Poland to uphold the values of the UE, meaning particularly the rule of law and democratic mechanism of checks and balances, but
also to fully implement the Venice Commission's guidelines.
The message from the european community seems to be clear: action is needed immadiately in order to put an end to the legal uncertainty around the Constitutional Tribunal's crisis in Poland.
"The ability of the Constitutional Tribunal to ensure compliance of Polish legislation with fundamental rights and with EU law is vital for Poland's place in the Euro-Atlantic community of values" - Guy Verhofstadt (leader of the ALDE fraction in the EP) stated. But to what extent is he accurate in his judgement?
The goal of the upcoming discussion club is to examine the foreign press opinions towards current situation in Poland and the EP's resolution. Is it actually an important issue for european governments in terms of strategic cooperation with Poland? Polish political debate seems to be driven by strong emotional discourse on the basis of political disputes and divisions. Thus, we encourage you to take a look on foreign press and join us in the sparked discussion about whether Poland could face the risk of isolation in the EU. Apart from state image concerns, should Poland take further steps to assure its position in the EU? What alliances can we build in the light of current wave of european criticism towards Polish government?
If you’re interested in, join us in the Bookhousecafe, 19th April at 7.00 pm. The discussion will be held in English.