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EU parliament's Weber backs Polish government's push to restore rule of law

11.01.2024 13:15
German MEP Manfred Weber, chairman of the European People's Party Group in the European Parliament, said he “fully supports” the new Polish government's efforts to restore the rule of law and rebuild democracy.
Manfred Weber.
Manfred Weber. Photo: PAP/EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

In a statement to the Polish Press Agency (PAP) in Brussels, Weber highlighted the challenges faced by Poland in the wake of the previous administration's tenure.

"We fully support the new government's efforts to restore the rule of law and rebuild democracy in Poland," Weber stated. He referred to the preceding eight years under the Law and Justice party as "destructive," emphasizing the significance of the new pro-European government's role in resolving the ongoing crisis of rule of law in the country.

The context of Weber's statement comes amidst the legal proceedings involving former Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) chief Mariusz Kamiński and his deputy Maciej Wąsik. Both were sentenced to two years in prison in December for abuse of power.

The case, which had been dormant for over eight years, was revived following a Supreme Court ruling in early June 2023. The Supreme Court overturned the discontinuance of the case by the District Court in Warsaw, which had previously been influenced by President Andrzej Duda's clemency towards the convicted former CBA heads.

Source: PAP