The deputy leader of Civic Platform (PO), Poland’s biggest opposition party, has said the Constitutional Tribunal ruling on the primacy of the Polish constitution over EU law has set the country on course for confrontation with Brussels.
The EU’s foreign affairs chief has reacted to a Polish constitutional court ruling calling into question the supremacy of European Union law over national legislation, saying the primacy of EU law over national law is a pillar of membership in the bloc.
The ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of the the country's constitution over EU law is similar to judgements made in other EU states, the head of the President’s Office said on Friday.
Poland's prime minister has said that Thursday’s ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of the Polish constitution over EU law confirms the constitution as the supreme source of law in Poland.
The EU has no right to interfere in areas where Poland has not ceded authority to it, such as the judicial system, the leader of Poland's ruling party said on Thursday.
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that several articles of the EU Treaties do not comply with the Polish Constitution, calling into question the primacy of European Union law over national legislation.
A deputy foreign minister has dismissed an opposition plan to make it more difficult for Poland to leave the EU by changing the constitution.
The Constitutional Tribunal has adjourned its sitting regarding the supremacy of the Polish constitution over EU law, until October 7.
Poland’s justice minister has said that he hopes the country’s Constitutional Tribunal “will behave properly” and confirm that the Polish constitution takes primacy over EU law.
Przemyslaw Czarnek, the education minister, has rejected a proposal made by opposition leader Donald Tusk to change the Polish constitution in order to make it harder for Poland to leave the EU, saying there is “no need to add or change anything”.