Open Letter to the College of Commissioners regarding the situation in Poland

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As the European Commission is set soon to examine Poland’s response to its Recommendation of 21 December 2016, complementary to Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/1374 regarding the rule of law in this Member State, we are writing in support of the Commission’s assessment that there is a steady deterioration of the rule of law in Poland. We believe that this assessment, combined with concerns over the existence of a ‘clear risk of a serious breach’ by the Polish government of the values referred to in Article 2 TEU, foremost among them respect for human rights, warrant you to resort to the procedure laid down in Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).

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