Jyrki Katainen - EU

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Wednesday that the European Union’s Article 7 procedure, under which the bloc could sanction Poland over changes affecting the rule of law, had not yet had any impact on Warsaw’s behavior.

“The current situation is not good because we have had Article 7 procedure in Poland but unfortunately nothing has happened,” Jyrki Katainen told journalists in Warsaw.

“We have had a dialogue with a latest proposal (for a legal amendment from Poland) it wasn’t consulted at all with the Commission. The consultation doesn’t function, and it has raised other problems in other member states,” he added.

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The European Parliament invoked Article 7 of its governing treaty against Poland in late 2017 for persistently flouting democratic rules, the first time it had used the procedure, and against Hungary in 2018. The process could theoretically lead to the two countries losing their voting rights in the EU.

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