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    Witek is critical of the Dutch parliament's decision

    The Marshall of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, wrote a letter to Khadiji Arib, chairwoman of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in which she expressed her “amazement” and “disappointment” at the acceptance by this chamber of a motion calling on the Dutch government to file a complaint against Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU.

    On December 1, the lower house of the Dutch parliament, Tweede Kamer, adopted a resolution in which it calls on the government to take steps to bring Poland before the Court of Justice of the EU due to not complying with the CJEU judgment on the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court.

    In a letter to the chairwoman of the lower house of the Dutch parliament, Elżbieta Witek emphasizes the importance of Poland’s relations with the Netherlands as partners in the EU and NATO, and in this context she writes about her “amazement” and “disappointment” with the acceptance by the lower house of the Dutch parliament of the resolution calling the government to file a complaint against Poland to the CJEU.

    Witek believes that this is a “blow” to the relations of both countries, but also a “violation” of the rules in relations between states.

    Witek also writes that in the context of the Netherlands’ respect for the principles of the rule of law, there are doubts about the respect of the rights and appropriate state care for temporary workers, including those from Poland. He also states that concern is the “ineffectiveness” of the Netherlands in the fight against human trafficking, the victims of which are women, often from Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland.

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