The European Union is concerned about reforms introduced by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which include extending control over state media, limiting the judicial freedom of the Constitutional Tribunal and banning abortions. In January, the European Commission opened an inquiry into the changes, and regularly assessed progress in its dialogue with Poland on the issue.
The Polish diplomat spoke in the wake of talks between European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, after which the EU official gave Poland more time to resolve the issue.
Szymanski said that there was a possibility of accepting the judges being appointed by the government but "it depends on other aspects of the accord."
He stressed that a "complete" solution to the issue was yet to be found, however, Brussels and Warsaw had already discussed various possible scenarios to resolve the dispute.