“We are still a democratic country,” Witold Waszczyskowski told the BBC when grilled over recent court reforms that critics insist erode judicial independence and threaten democratic standards in one of the EU’s leading eastern former communist states.EU President Donald Tusk, a liberal and PiS arch rival who served as Polish premier from 2007 14, recently warned that “Poland’s future in Europe is today being called into question” by the PiS’s legislative moves.But Waszczykowski told the BBC there was “no legal reason for the commission to act and interfere. Because there is no final solution proposed.”The PiS took office in 2015 after eight years in the opposition and promptly began introducing changes in areas like the judiciary, the media and state owned enterprises that critics have called bids to consolidate power.Powerful PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski insists the changes are designed to “de communise” state institutions that he argues were inadequately reformed after Poland peacefully shed communism in 1989.Poles who see the PiS moves as a power grab have staged a series of mass protests.”Public TV and radio, it belongs to the state. We just use our prerogative as a state to nominate the chief of these institutions,” he told the BBC.The PiS government has also drawn ire over its refusal to obey an injunction issued by the European Court of Justice, the EU’s top court, to halt logging in the Bialowieza forest, Europe’s last primeval woodland.The EU warned Poland Wednesday to obey the logging ban, saying it would add any breach to a broader Brussels case against Warsaw over democratic standards..
The “good” Native Americans include Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas (the Mohicans). These three men can speak the English language very well; it is fluid and lacks grammatical errors. The “bad” Native Americans are the Hurons, with Mauga being the only character with speaking lines.
“There was a lot of talks about should he or shouldn’t he do it when thinking about his family and kids and stuff,” Nichol said by phone. “It certainly wasn’t likely, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years and we’ve had a few of these Hail Mary, last chance rehab cases in our little gym here. I’ve seen some crazy stuff before, so I never would’ve counted him out.”.
With its 5″ 7″ blooms and fragrance, this peony provides a breathtaking display in borders or along walkways. As a cut flower, it is absolutely stunning and makes a beautiful centerpiece in floral arrangements. It is a hardy plant that in some areas is shipped for planting in the spring.