EK will not be able to apply sanctions against Poland, said the Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy fotobanka in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Archival photoEK will not be able to apply sanctions against Poland, said the Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The European Commission will not be able to apply sanctions in relation to Poland, told reporters on Thursday the Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament from Poland, member of the political Committee of the ruling party «law and justice» Ryszard Czarnecki.

«To begin sanctions need edinoglasno. And this edinoglasno, of course, will not» — said Czarnecki.

Agree with him the press Secretary of «Law and justice» Beata Mazurek. «For the imposition of sanctions must be unanimous, and we know with full confidence that Hungary such sanctions do not support,» she said.

While Mazurek said that the EC decision «has nothing to do with specifics. «This, in our assessment, only a political solution,» added the spokesman.

She blamed his political opponents. «For the start of the sanctions procedure, we should be grateful to the politicians of the Civil platform (the largest opposition party of Poland). They’re responsible. It has not «Law and justice», it can strike at Poland and poles,» said Mazurek.

The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday decided to begin a sanctions procedure against Poland persons who, in the opinion of the Executive Board of the European Union, the authorities of that country’s retreat from democratic norms as a result of judicial reform.

We are talking about the application in respect of Poland article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. The EC for the reform of the Polish judiciary had previously threatened Warsaw activation of this article that is fraught with Poland deprivation of voting rights in the Council of the EU, if other countries-members of the community will welcome the decision.

Earlier, the Polish Senate adopted the final version of the controversial laws on the Supreme court and the National judicial Council, a draft of which was proposed by President Andrzej Duda. In the course of consideration in the Seimas in the draft was amended, taking into account that documents are significantly different from that proposed by the President and again to criticism from the opposition.

Meanwhile, according to the first President of the European Council (2009-2014) Herman van Rompuy, to deprive Poland of votes in the EU Council for having, in the opinion of the community institutions, a retreat from democratic norms is unrealistic, because «it is already clear» that among the countries-EU members on the issue not reached the required unanimity.

In the procedural order of the original decision of the European Commission must approve at least 22 of the 28 EU member States. If this happens, the final decision must be adopted unanimously 28 heads of state and government.

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