Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki on the judiciary reform and the EU

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke at the annual German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum yesterday. He defended the reform of judicial system. The judiciary was not properly reformed after the fall of communism and it needs to be reorganised and purged.  The Prime Minister of Poland said he “truly” believes that under the new rules the judicial system “is going to be much better, much more independent” than before. Morawiecki commented also on the future of the European Union.

The United States played a crucial role in regaining Poland’s independence in 1918 and in 1989. The importance of the judiciary reform is, however, not always understood in Washington and in Brussels. The Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro said in July 2017: “The justice system is one of the biggest problems of the Polish society, courts function very badly. Mr Timmermans and his friends may not understand this, they do not have such problems”. Poland needs to better convey this message to her partners in the United States and in the EU.

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