Tag: Poland

#Poland – Better water and energy infrastructure thanks to EU funds

#Poland – Better water and energy infrastructure thanks to EU funds

| October 18, 2018

Over €94 million from Cohesion Policy funds is invested in two projects for better water and energy infrastructures in Poland. First, €51m from the European Regional Development Fund will help build a gas pipeline between the towns of Tworóg and Tworzeń, in the Śląskie region.  This pipeline is part of the North-South Gas Corridor, a project of […]

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#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Rule of Law: European Commission refers #Poland to #ECJ to protect independence of #PolishSupremeCourt

Rule of Law: European Commission refers #Poland to #ECJ to protect independence of #PolishSupremeCourt

| September 26, 2018

The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU due to the violations of the principle of judicial independence created by the new Polish Law on the Supreme Court, and to ask the Court of Justice to order interim measures until it has issued a judgment on the […]

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#Darknet euro counterfeiter arrested in #Poland

#Darknet euro counterfeiter arrested in #Poland

| September 25, 2018

On Friday 21 September 2018 the Polish Central Bureau of Investigation in Gdansk dismantled an illegal print shop producing counterfeit €50 banknotes. The printer sold the counterfeit banknotes on illegal darknet marketplaces and sent them all over the European Union and beyond. Europol alerted the competent authorities in Poland of the first traces of this […]

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Rule of law in #Poland – MEPs to check situation on the ground

Rule of law in #Poland – MEPs to check situation on the ground

| September 19, 2018

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will be in Poland from Wednesday to Friday (19-21 September) this week to assess the rule of law and respect for fundamental values. This delegation will meet representatives of the Polish government and judiciary, Poland’s ombudsman, and representatives of other authorities, organizations and stakeholders to gather insights into the latest developments […]

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#Poland: European Judges association suspends Polish National Judicial Council #KRS #RuleofLaw 

#Poland: European Judges association suspends Polish National Judicial Council #KRS #RuleofLaw 

| September 17, 2018

Today (17 September), the European netword for judges (ENCJ) General Assembly gathered in Bucharest to discuss the position of the Polish National Judicial Council, the KRS, in the ENCJ.  The group found that the KRS could no longer be described as independent of the executive (the current PiS government) and legislature and ensure the final responsibility for the support […]

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