Commission’s proposal for financial penalties causes political turmoil in Warsaw
The Commission’s proposal for financial penalties is causing political turmoil in Warsaw.
The European Union’s executive body has proposed to punish Poland with fines of up to $1.5 billion over the next five years, should it continue its controversial judicial reforms which are seen by Brussels as a threat to democratic checks and balances on government power. The move began life early last month when Polish President Andrzej Duda rejected two judges nominated for Supreme Court seats selected by the previous parliament against EU standards requiring independence from politics before taking office or after leaving court service — triggering uproar among opposition parties who were ousted at elections held just weeks earlier through an alliance between Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s party Law & Justice (PiS)
The European Commission’s proposal for financial penalties has caused political turmoil in Warsaw.The European Commission proposed to fine countries that do not accept refugees from the Middle East, causing a backlash from politicians who argue Poland should have more control over its own affairs and borders. The plan also did not sit well with Polish citizens because of fears it will lead to an influx of migrants into their country as many fear taking responsibility would be too difficult . Many Poles were outraged by this idea , believing they shouldn’t support other nations financially when theirs was being invaded or going through struggles themselves such as high unemployment rates among young people (Mamyczko). This is indicative of Europe’s crumbling consensus on nationhood which could cause further problems down the line if