In several cities of Poland the evening of 24 November, there have been protests against controversial judicial reform pursued by the ruling party “law and justice”. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
In Warsaw, on the action in front of the presidential Palace was about 1500 people. They chanted “Free judges, free elections, a free Poland”.
Protested also in Wroclaw and Poznan.
The opposition believes that the proposed changes to the laws unconstitutional. They believe that if they accept, the ruling party will be able to control justice.
25 Jul Duda signed the third law of judicial reform. On 27 July the European Commission decided to start formal verification signed by the President of Poland.
Poland faces the procedure according to the seventh article of the Lisbon agreement – the right to vote in the EU Council and financial penalties.