Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday he will call for a vote of confidence in the government. The voting could ensure the government has a mandate for its reforms before this week’s summit of European Union leaders. Morawiecki’s eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party has overhauled the judiciary and taken more control over public media.
The moves attracted criticism from the EU and from rights groups who have accused Warsaw of undermining the rule of law. “It’s been three years since PiS came to power… and we have seen a decisive change in how economic and social policy is viewed in Poland,” Morawiecki told MPs. With a year left until national elections, the party has shown signs of rowing back on some of the changes amid signs that its support might be waning, Reuters said.