EU Parliament adopts resolution calling on Poland to uphold ‘rule of law & democracy’

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Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:30 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:35

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EU Parliament adopts resolution calling on Poland to uphold ‘rule of law & democracy’

The EU Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Poland to uphold common European values, warning that if Polish authorities refuse to comply it could lead to the suspension of voting rights in the EU Council.

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The resolution calls on Warsaw to respect the right of freedom of assembly, to strongly condemn the "xenophobic and fascist march" that took place in Warsaw on November 11, and to provide free and accessible contraception without discrimination, while making emergency contraception available without medical prescription.

It also calls on Poland to comply with the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) order to "immediately suspend large-scale logging" in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activists and the EU claim Warsaw has ignored the ECJ's ruling to halt logging in the forest.

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