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The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland

Amendment No. 39 | Doc. 15025 | 27 January 2020

Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Ms Sibel ARSLAN, Switzerland, NR ; Ms Zita GURMAI, Hungary, SOC ; Mr George PAPANDREOU, Greece, SOC ; Mr Krzysztof ŚMISZEK, Poland, SOC
2020 - First part-session

In the draft resolution, paragraph 16, replace the words:

"The Assembly therefore resolves to continue to closely follow the developments with regard to the functioning of democratic institutions and the rule of law in Poland. The Assembly therefore invites its Monitoring Committee to consider expediting the periodic review report on Poland in the framework of monitoring of membership obligations of all member states of the Council of Europe."

with the following words:

"The Assembly therefore decides to open the monitoring procedure in the respect of Poland until the above-mentioned concerns are addressed in a satisfactory manner."

Explanatory note

Given the scope of changes in the Polish legal system threatening the rule of law and legal certainty it is important to maintain Council of Europe regular monitoring on Poland.