Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga denounced in a Facebook post the “unjustified and aggressive” decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to withhold European Union funding to the country until it complies with the group’s perceived rule-of-law demands.
“Enough of the pressure! The Court of Justice of the European Union today ruled that it is taking €1 million a day (!!!) from the Polish people at the initiative of the Commission because the government has not yet suspended the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court,” Varga wrote.
“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki recently announced that the Disciplinary Chamber will be phased out by the end of the year, for which legislation is already being drafted. So, once again, the violent action of the EU institutions is disproportionate and unjustified,” she wrote.
Brussels is beginning to exert extreme pressure on Poland over judicial reform, and EU institutions are moving towards issuing sanctions on both Hungary and Poland over a range of issues related to rule of law. Critics claim that the left-wing political majority in Brussels is looking to bring down conservative governments due to their support for immigration restriction, traditional values, and their opposition to an overly powerful centralized EU.
“A few days ago, the European Parliament said that ‘the Polish Constitutional Court has no legal legitimacy’ and now the Court of Justice of the European Union is severely punishing the Polish people under pressure from the Commission,” Varga added.
“We are saying it slowly, so that Brussels understands it too: leave Poland alone, enough of the political pressure!”