Coalition divided over judiciary system reorganization
October 9, 2012
Poland's governing coalition partners ruling Civic Platform (PO) and Polish People’s Party (PSL) may face a conflict as the decision of Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin to reorganize 79 small courts was in opposition to PSL's stance, the daily Rzeczpospolita reports.
Minister Gowin signed a regulation changing the status of 79 small courts, which will now become branches of bigger court units, ministry spokesperson Patrycja Loose announced Saturday.
PSL, which has been criticizing the proposal, called the move a mistake which brings no economic or organizational benefits, PSL leader and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said.
According to PSL, the changes in question will have a negative effect on smaller towns and may lead to the liquidation of counties in the future.
According to Gowin, the reform will only make courts' work more efficient.