BRUSSELS Poland’s alleged slide from democracy came under scrutiny from fellow European Union states on Tuesday, with some brazenly questioning the nationalist federal government in Warsaw’s dedication to EU values.
The Regulation and Justice federal government has rejected criticism from Brussels and decried what it claims is an unacceptable interference in domestic affairs.
The party promotes a mix of conservative social values, higher social spending and lively condition engagement in the economic climate, with euroskepticism and deep mistrust of its two potent neighbors – Germany and Russia.
Since coming to electricity, it has set the judiciary and public media under much more political manage, triggering alarm from political opponents and legal rights teams that it is infringing on fundamental legal rights and liberties.
“The problem of the rule of regulation is extremely essential for all of us in the EU and hence I you should not believe it really should be a taboo (to discuss it),” Dutch Overseas Minister Bert Koenders reported as he arrived for a meeting of all 28 ministers to talk about Poland.
“We are a community of values, when there is an problem, as we have at the instant with Poland, we really should have a severe dialogue.”
The European Union’s executive Fee opened an unprecedented investigation into threats to the rule of regulation in Poland in January 2016, and has given that exchanged quite a few letters and recommendations with Warsaw, which has refused to budge.
Tuesday’s meeting was the to start with between the member states.
(Modifying by Jeremy Gaunt)