Polish judicial reform – independent judiciary crucial for democracy and the economy
BusinessEurope closely follows the developments of the draft Supreme Court Bill on the judicial reform in Poland. Apart from questions on the process, where we share the Polish social partners’ doubts regarding insufficient consultations, it is mainly the potential consequences for international investments that cause great concern among the European business community. The European Commission has a legitimate reason to act as guardian of the European treaties.
Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope:
“A stable, predictable and independent judiciary is crucial not only for a thriving democracy, but also for the attraction of international investments in Poland’s growing economy. While making improvements to the judiciary system is legitimate, such a process must at all stages respect the constitutional principles and procedures and preserve the rule of law. We call on Polish lawmakers to reassess the currently discussed draft bill and to ensure its conformity with our common European values.”