January 19, 2020
Washington— Representatives Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Bill Keating, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment, today expressed serious concern about Poland’s judicial reforms as a dangerous threat to Poland’s democratic institutions. In a letter, the lawmakers urged President Duda to stop this measure and uphold Poland’s commitment to democratic values.
“Enacting this law would represent a significant step backward for Poland’s historically strong leadership in democratic reforms in Europe. The erosion of democratic principles would undermine the great strides Poland has made through the decades to build a modern, democratic country,” the members wrote.