Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

European Union Threatens Poland with Sanctions and Suspension of Voting Rights
Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Chris Tomlinson

Posted on 07/20/2017 6:52:58 AM PDT by Enlightened1

The European Union has threatened to invoke Article 7, a move which could see Poland lose its voting priveledges in the political bloc and possibly face sanctions over recently proposed judicial reforms.

The European Union announced Wednesday that it would be taking further steps against Poland for what it views as a “systematic threat to the rule of law.” The political bloc has criticised the Polish government’s proposed judicial reform in the past and is now eying a move that could suspend Warsaw’s vote within the union by invoking Article 7, Die Presse reports.

Poland’s ruling party has been pushing the reforms as a mean to tackle what they see as left-wing activist judges, and to introduce “Christian values” into the system.

EU Commission Vice-President Franz Timmermans has been a supporter of invoking Article 7 saying that Poland had “significantly undermined” the independence of the judiciary.

“I am no Nostradamus, I can not make large predictions, but I believe that the Polish people will not support the government when it comes to leaving the EU,” Timmermans argued.

Mr Timmermans also took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon claiming that the vote on Article 7 was close saying, “we are very close to triggering Article 7.”

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has also slammed the Polish government saying, “I can not imagine that German or Swedish taxpayers want to pay for the establishment of a kind of dictatorship in another EU country,” implying that the halting of EU money to Poland is also on the table.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eu; poland; privilege; threatens
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last
The E.U. is now threatening Poland with their voting "privilege".

Wow so the unelected, no tax exempt, above law diplomatic immunity E.U. views voting as a "privilege". The arrogance of the E.U. is simply astounding!

1 posted on 07/20/2017 6:52:58 AM PDT by Enlightened1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

2 posted on 07/20/2017 6:54:16 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

The EU is the new USSR.


3 posted on 07/20/2017 6:58:11 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1
“I am no Nostradamus, I can not make large predictions, but I believe that the Polish people will not support the government when it comes to leaving the EU

Well doing things like this well be sure to change that attitude - who are these people. I am a Nostradamus and I will make a large prediction - If the E.U does this Poland is out of the E.U. in 5 years - if the E.U lasts that long - the Euro is going to crumble in two to three years.

Crystal Ball goes foggy

4 posted on 07/20/2017 6:58:23 AM PDT by datricker (Why are Trump lawyers on TV and not Hillary's - Lock her up! Lock her up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

The EU seems to have become Germany’s 4th Reich. They learned how to achieve it through Brussels the soft way vs. previous “hard” ways.

Are these people our allies?


5 posted on 07/20/2017 7:00:16 AM PDT by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1
Poland’s ruling party has been pushing the reforms as a mean to tackle what they see as left-wing activist judges, and to introduce “Christian values” into the system.

So, the EU Commissars have their panties in a wad over Poland instituting conservative judicial reforms.
6 posted on 07/20/2017 7:06:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

Go Poland. You are one of the few remaining countries with a future.

Keep building uo for the sure to come war with Islam.

Hopefully, we will be with you.


7 posted on 07/20/2017 7:07:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PGR88

Just a micro look at what globalization can be. An un elected, taxing agent, with the power to pick the winners. World domination is the ultimate goal. Enslavement of mankind has always been the long game of the oligarcical power elite. If it takes 1000 years this will always be the goal. It is human nature. When you have so much wealth that you are no longer subject to any law , power is and domination is the only challenge left and even then personal fullfillment is not achieved. very frightening


8 posted on 07/20/2017 7:07:19 AM PDT by ping jockey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1
The EU needs to die. With the way they are treating everyone and then the mooselimb problem, they just might kill themselves....

The US should support Poland in this.

9 posted on 07/20/2017 7:12:45 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

So, what we are seeing here is a crack in the synthetic union.

Italy sends “refugees to France

France defunds the military to achieve artificial economic legality

Bastille day has become the annual night the autos burn

Brexit is


10 posted on 07/20/2017 7:15:02 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

The who EU is garbage


11 posted on 07/20/2017 7:20:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe; All

I agree 100%, and do not think you are exaggerating at all.

I love how Poland is standing up for Christians. They are doing the job the Vatican refuses to do.


12 posted on 07/20/2017 7:22:08 AM PDT by Enlightened1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

The EU is going to push Poland and the other resistive eastern european nations into an alliance with Russia and Israel. Just watch.


13 posted on 07/20/2017 7:27:36 AM PDT by Seruzawa (FABOL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

The EU always was, and still is, a means of locking all the member countries into a socialist government system that was designed to be non-reversible. Guess what? The ruling bureaucrats are royally pissed that there is a developing push back movement.


14 posted on 07/20/2017 7:28:16 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Seruzawa

I would argue, the new eastern European alliance will be with America not Russia


15 posted on 07/20/2017 7:30:07 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

Yup.


16 posted on 07/20/2017 7:32:25 AM PDT by bar sin·is·ter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1

Pope John Paul II kept Poland’s spiritual resistance to communism alive... now the Poles are reciprocating.


17 posted on 07/20/2017 7:34:27 AM PDT by bar sin·is·ter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: PGR88

The EU is exactly what Hitler envisioned: A Europe dominated by Germany. I suspect that is why England left (they’d never even abandoned their own currency, knowing their future lay more with the Anglosphere and Commonwealth that with the Fourth Reich). Ireland was also subjected to intense pressure because of their laws against divorce (repealed in the 90s), “gay marriage” (repealed more recently), and abortion (in the process of being overturned now). They took the money; now they’re just a small state in a larger empire.


18 posted on 07/20/2017 7:42:08 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1
I'm no Nostradamus but I see a PEXIT coming.

19 posted on 07/20/2017 7:43:28 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enlightened1
One can't help but wonder if being threatened by Germany and its partners will have the desired impact on Poland.

Eastern Europe needs a third way. That would be Poland, Hungary, eastern Ukraine Romania, Bulgaria (did I leave any still sane country out?) that is a neutral bloc, a buffer between Russia and the EU. That's the only chance to save some remnant of European civilization.

20 posted on 07/20/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson