After Warsaw’s important ruling that governed Polish law takes precedence over certain parts of the EU treaty, the bloc’s head has said that Brussels will do everything in its power to ensure that EU law retains precedence.
In a statement issued on Friday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed her deeply “concern” of the judgment of the Warsaw Constitutional Court, which states that Brussels has sent its services to analyze it “Thoroughly and quickly” before taking their next steps.
“EU law takes precedence over national law, including constitutional provisions. This is what all EU Member States have signed as members of the European Union. We will use all the powers that we have under the Treaties to ensure this. ”
Von der Leyen continued and repeated it “The EU is a community of values and laws. That is what binds our union together and makes it strong. We will uphold the basic principles of the legal order of our Union. Our 450 million Europeans rely on this. ”
The EU chief’s remarks follow Poland’s conclusion on Thursday that areas in the laws of the central European country are incompatible with the Brussels Treaty. Judge Bartlomiej Sochanski announced it “The EU Treaty is subordinate to the Constitution of the Polish legal system … and, like all parts of the Polish legal system, it must comply with the Constitution.”
According to the important ruling, Poland has the right to check that EU laws are constitutional and also rulings of the European Court of Justice.
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn struck down the verdict on Friday, stating that “This government in Poland is playing with fire”, and that the primacy of European law is needed for the full integration of life on the continent.
Despite concerns from officials, such as France’s European Minister Clement Beaune, who said there was one “De facto risk” that this measure could trigger a “Polexit” from the 27-member union, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki insisted that “Poland’s place is and will be in the European nation.”
Warsaw and Brussels have been embroiled in a value battle, ranging from Poland’s treatment of LGBTQ citizens to media freedom and legal independence.