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Polish PM defends Poland’s judicial reforms

The painful process of Polish judicial reforms

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Katarzyna Gójska, Tomasz Sakiewicz

Poland’s government will not permit certain judges to question the legality of the appointment of other judges, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared in an interview with Gazeta Polska. He explained that it is his government’s responsibility to counteract any attempts to threaten the rule of law and spread anarchy in the country.

Morawiecki said that certain members of the judiciary and the opposition are not only fighting the government but also paralyzing the state in their pursuit to halt Law and Justice’s (PiS) judicial reforms.

“We cannot accept such practices,” Morawiecki said in response to their efforts.

He argued that the goal of those groups is to create legal chaos in the judiciary and expressed doubts as to whether “that is what Polish citizens want.”

The prime minister emphasized that it is his responsibility and his government’s to combat any attempts to inject disorder into the public life of Poland.

“We will not permit for some judges to question the legality of the appointments of other judges,” Morawiecki said.

The prime minister explained that despite the large number of judges appointed during the communist era, and despite the Polish People’s Republic not being considered a sovereign state entity, PiS does not question the right of those judges to carry out their work.