The adoption of the resolution on the “crisis of the rule of law in Poland” in connection with the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal and the debate in the European Parliament on this matter was commented on by MEP Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz in “Facts after Facts”. He judged the resolution to be “very tough”. In his opinion, the course of the discussion in the EP was also a very strong signal addressed to the European Commission, which refrains from applying the conditionality mechanism.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the “crisis of the rule of law in Poland”in connection with the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal. The draft resolution was prepared by five factions of the European Parliament. 502 deputies voted in favor of the resolution, 153 were against and 16 abstained. Its authors “deeply regret the unlawful decision of the ‘Constitutional Tribunal’ of October 7, 2021” and call it “an attack on the European community of values and laws as a whole, undermining the primacy of EU law as one of its fundamental principles, in line with the settled case law of the Court of Justice European Union “. On Tuesday, however, there was a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The MEP and the former prime minister said in “Fakty po Faktach” that the course of the debate was unambiguous. – All but two political groups were extremely critical of both the situation in Poland and the speech of Prime Minister Morawiecki – he added.
Cimoszewicz assessed the adopted resolution as “very harsh”. He added that the ratio of votes with which she was adopted “says a lot”.
Noting that there was talk of the illegal Constitutional Tribunal, he said that “consciously the parliamentary majority describes this so-called Constitutional Tribunal in Poland”. – This course of the discussion was also a very strong signal addressed to the European Commission, which refrains from applying the regulation on the conditionality of the flow of financial transfers – assessed Cimoszewicz.