EU Threatens To Strip Poland Of Its Sovereignty For Being ‘Anti-Soros’

EU Threatens To Strip Poland Of Its Sovereignty For Being ‘Anti-Soros’:

European Union leaders have threatened to strip Poland of its sovereignty amid fears that an anti-Soros movement is spreading throughout Europe, spearheaded by the Polish people. 

The EU has threatened to invoke Article 7 – a move which would see Poland lose the right to vote and would see the country completely stripped of all of its assets . reports: The European Union announced Wednesday that it would be taking further steps against Poland for what it views as a “systematic threat to the rule of law.” The political bloc has criticised the Polish government’s proposed judicial reform in the past and is now eying a move that could suspend Warsaw’s vote within the union by invoking Article 7, Die Presse reports.

Poland’s ruling party has been pushing the reforms as a mean to tackle what they see as left-wing activist judges, and to introduce “Christian values” into the system.

EU Commission Vice-President Franz Timmermans has been a supporter of invoking Article 7 saying that Poland had “significantly undermined” the independence of the judiciary.

“I am no Nostradamus, I can not make large predictions, but I believe that the Polish people will not support the government when it comes to leaving the EU,” Timmermans argued.

Mr Timmermans also took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon claiming that the vote on Article 7 was close saying, “we are very close to triggering Article 7.”

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has also slammed the Polish government saying, “I can not imagine that German or Swedish taxpayers want to pay for the establishment of a kind of dictatorship in another EU country,” implying that the halting of EU money to Poland is also on the table.

The judicial reform bill was passed by the Law and Justice (PiS) government on Tuesday evening though not all have agreed with the bill. Polish President Andrzej Duda has called for key reforms to the bill saying, “this draft bill should stop the Council from being subject to a single party, a single political group. This is unacceptable… It would be seen as a political diktat.”

Strong opposition has also come from other Polish political parties. PiS politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski called those opposing the reforms “traitors.” He said that the reforms were the will of his brother, the former president of Poland, Lech Kaczynski and that the opposition was violating that will.

“Do not take the name of my deceased brother into your treacherous mouths, you who have destroyed and murdered him,” Kaczynski said. President Lech Kaczynski was killed while on board an aeroplane in 2010 which some say was an “act of aggression” by Russia.

In order for Article 7 to be passed the European Union requires the consent of a qualified majority which entails the vote of either 55 percent of the member states or countries representing at least 65 percent of the total EU population.

Article 7 has also been threatened against Hungary after the country made sweeping reforms that hindered the ability of the George Soros founded Central European University to operate.

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1 thought on “EU Threatens To Strip Poland Of Its Sovereignty For Being ‘Anti-Soros’”

  1. Article title is confused.

    The Poland-bashing is not related to Soros.
    Hungary is deeply anti-Soros and EU comission is bashing Hungary for their anti-Soros position, while Hungary threatens to expel Soros’s “color-revolution” university…

    Poland bashing is because they dared to limit sovereignty of judicial hereditary nobility by assuming some political power in nominating judges and in nominating part of the Judicial Council. Many other countries in Europe also already have political nomination of judges and completelly lack the independent Judicial Council, so it seems wrong to bash Poland for this…
    Less told story side is, that Polish justice feels total impunity, exemption from law standing completely above it with life-long immunity, they are too proud, and they limit, who can enter their supremacist ranks. And now some elected politician wants to control that ?! How cheeky …

    About article 7 I’ve heard in our TV but not very sure, that it must be accepted by ALL other members, not just a majority…


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