Talk Timmermans and Poland continues

World November 6, 2017 16:09

brussels - Frans Timmermans is still hoping for a dialogue with the Polish government on the conflict of the rule of law in the country. The Vice-President of the European Commission regrets that so far has not happened so far, he said Monday in the European Parliament. 'The invitation is still.'

Brussels is concerned about a number of Polish laws that would threaten the rule of law because the case law would be under political control.

Several European parliamentarians believe it is time to take away Poland's voting rights in the EU or to reduce EU funds. 'Time for the next step,' said Judith Sargentini (GroenLinks).

Timmermans said that if there is no reaction there is no other option than to use other instruments in the future. 'If trust is more and more under pressure, cooperation becomes more difficult. 'Independent jurisprudence is crucial,' said Timmermans.

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