Lower House Sends Court Bill To Committee, Second Reading Expected Tomorrow
The Sejm voted down a motion tabled by the far-right Confederation party to reject the court law drafted to address the EU's rule-of-law concerns and secure access to recovery funds. The draft bill has been sent to the Committee of Justice and Human Rights for a further review.
- The motion to reject the bill was backed by all 11 Confederation lawmakers, as well as all 21 MPs from junior coalition party Solidarna Polska, which had repeatedly indicated that it would not support the legislation that would unwind the bulk of the flagship reforms of its leader, who serves as Minister of Justice.
- The Committee session has been scheduled for 20:00 CET and it is expected that the parliamentary body will present its opinion on the draft bill at some point tomorrow. The second reading has been tentatively slated for 17:00 CET on Thursday.
- The opposition reiterated that it would not block the bill but would seek to table amendments.