Polish bill overruled
WARSAW: Polish President Andrzej Duda said yesterday he will veto two of three bills reforming the country’s judiciary system, easing worries that the ruling Law and Justice party will undermine the division of powers.
“I have decided that I will send back to Sejm (lower house of parliament), which means I will veto the bill on the Supreme Court, as well as the one about the National Council of the Judiciary,” Duda said after days of mass street protests.
“What we had was not a reform, but appropriation of the courts. I congratulate all Poles; this is a great success, really.”