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VdL: 'Looking At All Options' On Reacting To Polish Court Ruling


European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking at the EU Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg on the rule of law challenges in Poland.

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  • "The EU Commission is carefully assessing the recent ruling of the Polish Constitutional Court. But I can already say: I am deeply concerned. This ruling calls into question the foundations of the EU. It is a direct challenge to the unity of the European legal order. The ruling has a direct impact on the protection of the judiciary. Without independent courts, people are less protected. Their rights are at stake. Polish people must be able to rely on fair & equal treatment in the judicial system. In our Union we all enjoy the same rights."
  • "We cannot and will not allow for our common values to be out at risk, we are looking at all options: infringement, conditionality of EU funds and the Article 7 procedure."

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