WARSAW, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Poland is not backtracking on any aspect of its judicial reforms, and rejects the criticism of the European Commission, but is ready to assess the impact of the changes together with Brussels, the government said in a letter to the European Commission, Polish media reported on Tuesday.
When the European Commission launched the disciplinary Article 7 procedure in December of last year, it gave Poland three months to amend its judicial policies so that courts remain independent and the rule of law is upheld.
Warsaw has replied to the European Commission's recommendations in December 2017 by elaborating on its stance in 13 points.
In the Polish government's response, it asks the Commission for restraint in making premature assessments of the reforms currently being introduced, until they have been fully implemented, according to the Polish Press Agency.
"The adopted legislation reforming the judiciary is raising the standards of the performance of the judiciary," the Polish government wrote in the letter.
It added that the Commission's remarks on the threat to the rule of law in Poland are unfounded and there has been no significant deterioration in the judicial system.
At the same time, Warsaw said it was willing to work with Brussels to evaluate the impact of the reforms, and to develop solutions to satisfy both sides, the government said.
The Article 7 procedure may ultimately lead to sanctions on Poland, such as the suspension of its voting rights in the bloc.