Poland could be about to leave the European Union after the country’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that EU treaties are incompatible with the Polish Constitution.
The decision calls into question the future of the Eastern European nation in the EU, six years after Britain voted to leave the bloc in 2016 and kicked off a continental debate on the role of the 27-nation bloc, according to Daily Mail.
Poland is increasingly hostile to the European Union
Warsaw has long disagreed with Brussels on democratic standards and the independence of its judiciary. But the decision taken on Thursday, according to which certain parts of EU law are incompatible with the Polish constitution, put Warsaw and Brussels on a path of total collision.
The ruling coalition, dominated by the Law and Justice Party, which is conservative and skeptical of the EU, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, has asked the court to look into the status of EU law.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Law and Justice Party in parliament, welcomed the court’s decision and said Brussels’ ability to get over the Polish government meant that Poland “is not a sovereign state”.
Brussels officials are on fire
He claims that Brussels has “no right to interfere” in Polish affairs, reiterating the arguments put forward in Britain by pro-Brexit leaders, angry at the European bureaucracy that restricts Westminster’s ability to govern.
However, the decision of the Polish court was met with anger in Brussels, with the European Commission promising to challenge its findings and insist on the rule of law.
Big messes created at the legislative level
This places her on a path of collision with Polish nationalist rulers, after years of legal and political disputes. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said she was “deeply concerned” by Thursday’s decision by the Polish Constitutional Court and said the executive she leads would do everything in her power to ensure the supremacy of EU law. quoted source.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Poland must “fully and fully” implement EU law, while French European Minister Clement Beaune described the ruling as an “attack on the EU”.