Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro has praised Thursday's ruling by the country's Constitutional Tribunal which suggested that Poland's constitution takes precedence before EU law.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday said she was "deeply concerned" by a Polish Constitutional Tribunal ruling which questions the primacy of EU law over national legislation.
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.
The president has said that, in his opinion, Poland has not been violating the rule of law, and that this is the case with European institutions which have been attacking the democratically-elected Polish government.
The Constitutional Tribunal has adjourned its sitting regarding the supremacy of the Polish constitution over EU law, until October 7.
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