Poland Article 7.1 TEU – GAC 11 December 2018

Ahead of the upcoming General Affairs Council (GAC) on 11 December when Article 7.1 TEU proceedings regarding both Poland and Hungary are expected on the agenda this letter shares Amnesty International’s concerns on the situation in both countries. Including a briefing on the situation of the judiciary in Poland.

On 19 October, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) demanded that the Polish government immediately suspend application of the law which lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65. Despite arguing to the contrary, the Polish government has not fully implemented the interim measures.

Letter to EU Member States Ministers