Poland has suffered a final defeat at the European Court of Justice in a dispute with the EU over the independence and privacy of judges. According to the ruling, the 2019 judicial reform violates EU law.
The 2019 Polish judicial reform violates EU law. This was decided by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. The court thus upheld an action brought by the EU Commission.
In particular, the disciplinary body for judges, which has since been abolished, has undermined judicial independence, it said.
According to his critics, the disciplinary body set up by the Polish government was primarily intended to bring independent judges into line and – if they were too critical – to punish them. For example, with a forced transfer or with a farewell to early retirement.