‘No money to Poland without rule of law’, said Ursula von der Leyen during her speech at the European Parliament’s plenary session. Despite dissent in the European Parliament, EU Commission President underlines that the disbursement of funds is conditional upon the reaching of the milestones. The Commission will continue to enforce CJEU ruling and apply penalty payments until Poland complies. Read more.Source: EUobserver
Russian Parliament votes to break with European Court of Human Rights. The lower house of the Russian Parliament has approved two bills: the first bill removes Russia from the ECtHR’s jurisdiction and the second bill sets March 15 as the cut-off point. This means that ECtHR rulings against Russia made after that date will not be implemented. Read more.Source: Reuters
Debate on the Polish Recovery Plan in the European Parliament.
In all NextGenerationEU plans, investments are linked to reforms. In the case of Poland, linked to clear commitments on the independence of the judiciary. These commitments, translated into milestones, must be fulfilled before any payment can be made.—