I believe that at this point it is indeed the worst possible moment, which must lead to some rather obvious questions. Why rape at the last moment of the government’s functioning? This takes away the credibility of this procedure – said Professor Marek Safjan, former president of the Constitutional Tribunal and judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, in “One on One”, commenting on the selection of a candidate for a judge of the CJEU by the outgoing government.
In October 2021, the term of office of prof. expired. Marek Safjanjudge CJEU elected on behalf of Poland, who has served on the Tribunal for two terms, starting from 2009. He continues to rule after his second term as a successor has not yet been elected.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s office announced the selection of a new candidate for judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union. This is Dobrochna Bach-Golecka, Ph.D. However, the Legal Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences appealed to the president Andrzej Dudato “hold back until the procedure for appointing a new Council of Ministers is completed,” among others. “from consenting to the designation of candidates for the positions of judges of the Court of Justice and judges of the General Court of the European Union.”
“Poland is in a transitional period, with a change of government. At this time, no serious decisions should be made that will have consequences for the future,” it was noted.
Safjan: this is indeed the worst possible moment
The matter was commented on in “One on One” by Professor Marek Safjan. – I think that at this point it is really the worst possible moment, which must lead to quite obvious questions. Why rape at the last moment of the government’s functioning? This takes away the credibility of this procedure, he said.
– It should have been conducted much earlier in a completely different way and that is why I believe that the president should refrain not only from this type of actions, but also, for example, from appointing new judges, because, as we know, this may deepen the chaos in the justice system – added Safjan .