"The [EU] commissioners will hold an orientation debate on the situation in Poland and EU rule of law framework. This discussion should serve as a basis to proceed with a deeper assessment of the situation in a constructive dialogue with the Polish authorities," Schinas said at a press briefing.
According to Schinas, the debate will take place during the first College meeting on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Duda signed a new decree giving his government power to appoint the heads of public television and radio, triggering widespread opposition from EU leaders and freedom of press advocates, as well as mass protests in 19 Polish cities, Prague, London and Stockholm.
The European Parliament is due to hold a plenary session on Poland's controversial reforms on January 19.