The spokesman of the European Commission for the rule of law, Christan Wigand, announced on Tuesday that the Commission will monitor the implementation of the CJEU verdict. On the same day, the CJEU announced a judgment in which it stated that amendments to the Polish Act on the National Council of the Judiciary may infringe EU law.
“If the court that referred the question for a preliminary ruling comes to the conclusion that the amendments violate EU law, this court, taking into account the principle of the primacy of European law, should undo the changes and restore the previous solutions. The Commission will monitor the implementation of the CJEU verdict,” said Mr Wigand during a press conference in Brussels.
The CJEU ruled on Tuesday that subsequent amendments to the Polish Act concerning the National Council of the Judiciary that leads to the abolition of effective judicial control of the Council's decisions regarding which applications for appointment to Supreme Court (SN) judges to present to the Polish President, may violate EU law.