- Borislav Ivanov
Poland has been ordered to pay €1 million per day
The top court of the European Union has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 1 million euros. This was done as a response to a judicial reform, which doesn’t comply with EU laws. Until the new Polish disciplinary chamber is abolished, the daily penalty is going to stay in place.
Relations between Brussels and Warsaw have been fragile for a very long time now, due to a variety of reasons, and this issue has severely worsened them once again. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has stated he is ready to resolve disputes with Brussels. He has also dispelled rumors of a potential Polexit.
Conflicts between Poland and the EU have been accumulating for a couple of years now, and the situation must be tackled from within the Polish government. Recent examples are the widespread institutional discrimination against the LGBT community, the blocking of refugees, and the ruling of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that EU law is incompatible with the Polish constitution.
In addition to all of that, the CJEU has already imposed a daily €500,000 fine on Poland for ignoring orders to halt work at the Turów lignite mine, situated right on the Czech border.