Polish, EU officials see ties improving

Published on Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:46
Written by the Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s foreign minister and a top European Union official praised their meeting Thursday as helpful in easing an unprecedented dispute over some of Poland’s domestic policies.

Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hosted EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans for lunch at the Polish mission in Brussels to discuss Poland’s shake-up of the judiciary, which has led the EU to trigger a sanctioning procedure for the first time.

It could strip Warsaw of its EU voting rights, a move that both sides are trying to avoid.

Czaputowicz told Polish reporters after the meeting that no “dramatic event” or vote on Poland should be expected in the near future.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:46. Updated: Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:48.