Govt submits explanation on top court’s disciplinary chamber to CJEU

On Thursday, the Polish government presented its explanations on the Disciplinary Chamber of the country’s Supreme Court to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), thus meeting the deadline expiring on February 13.

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As it stands, no information about the content of the document has been disclosed.

The document is the Polish government's reply to the European Commission’s motion. The EC requested the CJEU put in place interim measures to make sure that Poland freezes the work of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.

The government’s spokesman Piotr Muller pointed out that the interim measures would infringe Polish judges' independence.

Earlier on Thursday, the Deputy Justice Minister Michał Wójcik said that the document would uphold the government’s position that the organisation of a country’s judiciary lies exclusively with the EU member state itself.

Mr Wójcik added that the CJEU should not accede to the EC motion since the case is pending.

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