The EPP Group has requested an urgent debate for the next plenary session on the Polish Government’s attempt to silence free media.
Jeroen Lenaers MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Civil Liberties, commented: "The PiS Government continues to undermine press freedom, most recently with the attempt to strip Polish free media of their revenues. Therefore, the EPP Group today demanded an urgent debate for the March plenary session on the Polish Government’s attempt to silence free media.”
“We stand with Polish journalists representing free media. We support their protest against the Polish Government’s attempts to further undermine media freedom. We insist that the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, media freedom and the respect of civic freedoms are fundamental to a democratic country. Free and independent media that keeps citizens informed and holds leaders to account is as crucial for a strong and sustainable democracy as free and fair elections."
The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 187 Members from all EU Member States