On the 20th of December 2017, the European Commission initiated the procedure of Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union against the Republic of Poland. This can potentially end with striping Poland of its voting rights in the Council of Ministers. However, the proceeding with Arti-cle 7 would mean an institutional crisis within the EU itself and could cause severe backlash in Eu-rope. In the same time, Poland’s new Prime Min-ister gives signals of openness for a real dialogue. Indeed, both sides are interested to find a solu-tion to avoid a further conflict.