EU: Request to the Portuguese Presidency to take action on the deteriorating situation in Poland

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Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State for the Presidency

Ana Paula Zacarias, State Secretary for European Affairs

Rosa Monteiro, Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality

Ana Mendes Godinho, Minister for Labor, Solidarity and Social Security

Ambassador Nuno Brito, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union

Dear Ministers, 

As EU Ministers prepare to discuss rule of law issues at their 20 April and 11 May 2021 General Affairs Council meetings, according to the work programme of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council, we the undersigned representatives of Portuguese, Polish, European and international civil society organisations call upon your leadership to ensure that the Council addresses the deterioration of the rule of law and fundamental rights in Poland by holding a hearing under Article 7(1) of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).