Poland's prime minister told parliament on Thursday that while Poland had ceded certain powers to the EU, it had not relinquished its sovereignty, and wished to remain loyal to its constitution.
The European Commission (EC) president has accepted a motion by Poland's prime minister for him to address the European Parliament during a debate on a ruling by Poland's top court that the country's constitution takes precedence over EU law.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has asked the European Parliament president if he can address the assembly in order to present Poland's position on a recent top court's ruling saying Poland's constitution takes precedence over EU law.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that an infringement procedure may be launched against Poland over a breach of the rule of law, or steps under Article 7 of the Treaty on the European Union.
A ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that found some provisions of the EU treaty to be incompatible with Poland's constitution will become law after it was published in the country's Journal of Laws.
The European Union "will start collapsing" unless it challenges the Polish constitutional court ruling that national legislation has precedence over EU law, a senior official with the bloc has said, as cited by Reuters.
EU internal market commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday that he did not believe Poland would leave the EU.
The head of Poland’s Supreme Court has said that EU regulations cannot undermine constitutional principles which have always been set in the Polish legal system.
Poland's recent Constitutional Tribunal ruling on the unconstitutionality of certain provisions of EU treaties may further strain the country's relations with the EU and could lead to delays in EU fund flows, which is a credit negative, Moody's wrote in a comment.
The possibility of Poland leaving the EU is a “myth” spread by the opposition, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening.