E.U. Starts to Punish Poland

Poland in European Union flag on white background
Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The European Union rulers have begun the process to legally punish Poland for not doing what they want.

The European Commission has taken the first steps of a procedure to punish Poland for not submitting to its will regarding the nation’s internal domestic affairs. Poland has a democratically elected government, but unelected foreign bureaucrats presume to know what is right for the country and to have authority to order the Polish government to do it.

Breitbart reports, “European Union Takes Legal Action Against Poland… For Refusing To Do As They Are Told.

The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Poland’s government after the nation ignored repeated warnings by Brussels to not proceed with long-promised judicial reform measures.

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The legal action against Poland comes after the EC’s vice president Hans Timmermans, who has in the past branded Viktor Orban an anti-Semite for criticising George Soros, said Wednesday that Article 7, a legal process that would suspend Poland’s voting rights, could be triggered if Poland continued down the path they were taking.

Responding to Timmerman’s threats in a press conference on the same day, Poland’s justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro said: “I would like to ask Mr Timmermans to stop addressing Poland, the Polish people and the Polish government with such arrogance, because we deserve some respect.”

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The Commission have given Poland one month to reply to their Letter of Formal Notice, after which, upon examining their response or if no observations have been submitted, they threaten to move on to the second stage of the infringement procedure.

Read the full Breitbart story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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