The European Commission will be to discuss contentious changes produced by Poland to powers and the makeup of its own constitutional court, the highest legal body in the state, according to PAP, Polish press agency.
The controversy was triggered when Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) named five judges to the 15-member court, Reuters says. The move triggered critics and big protests viewed it as a political effort to sabotage its ability and the association to offer checks and balances.
Their fears are exacerbated by President Andrzej Duda signing into law on Dec. 22 a contentious change stipulating that the court will need a two thirds majority vote before most of its opinions can be embraced.
This grants the five new PiS appointees major power to either help see through new resolutions or frustrate and wait them.A minimum of five judges was required previously to vote on any particular case, in accordance with Reuters.The European Commission has demanded the brand new rules be postponed, and can review the problem on Jan. 13.