EU fines Poland one million euro daily in regard to judicial reforms

The European Union Court of Justice has ordered Poland to pay one million euro daily to the European Commission in regard to judicial reforms.

This until such time as it does not change the country’s laws to make them conform to those of the EU.

The European Commission took Poland to the EU Court of Justice on charges that Polish law on the judiciary was undermining the independence of the country’s judiciary and was incompatible with EU laws.

Poland had passed this law on 20 December 2019 and it came into force on 14 February 2020. The European Commission, however, insisted that the law was preventing the country’s courts from applying certain articles of EU legislation.

The fine becomes effective from the day Poland is notified, and will remain in force until the country abides by EU obligations.