WARSAW- The European Parliament on Wednesday condemned Polish government policies, saying they paralyze a top court and threaten Poland’s democracy and the rule of law.
The vote was part of European Union pressure on Poland’s conservative government to find a solution to a political conflict surrounding
the country’s Constitutional Tribunal and recent changes to the legislation that regulates appointments of its judges. The European Parliament urged the government to unblock the court by publishing a recent ruling, something the government refuses to do. In their resolution the EU lawmakers said that actions taken by Poland’s government and president have led to the “effective paralysis of the Constitutional Tribunal which poses a danger to democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”