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ENCJ Executive Board's statement on the need to defend the independence of judges in Poland

In recent years the Executive Board of the ENCJ had expressed repeatedly its serious concerns about developments regarding the independence of the judiciary in Poland. The Executive Board refers to its statements of 30 January 2017, 17 July 2017, 13 October 2017, 5 December 2017, and 17 September 2018. No steps were taken to allay the concerns expressed or to redress the problem identified.

Judical Networks express concern over the Rule of Law in letter to President-elect Von der Leyen

In a letter dated 20 September 2019, the Presidents of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Courts of the EU and the European Judges Association expressed their concern over developments in several EU Member States regarding the independence of the judiciary. The Presidents call for an urgent meeting with Mrs von der Leyen.