The General Affairs Council were given an update by the Commission regarding the situation with regard to rule of law in Poland. Since the Law and Justice party (PiS) took power, the Polish government has repeatedly undermined the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, is clamping down on the independence of the media, the freedom to associate and the independence of NGOs. Last week at the UN OHCR - Nations Human Rights Council’s 185 recommendations were made to Poland. France, Germany, and Sweden, spoke strongly on the damage done to Poland’s constitutional court in particular.
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