FAST FIVE: Poland Will Not Be "Blackmailed" Into Accepting European Union Laws, PM Morawiecki Says
This ruling, criticized by Brussels, essentially gave national law primacy over that of the EU.
And the most important rule of the club is that the European law is over national law,” the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, told Reuters.
Since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party took over power in 2015, the ideological conflicts have incrementally increased.
European Parliament President David Sassoli said the Polish tribunal's ruling challenged “the legal bedrock of our Union,” and that, “never before has the Union been called into question so radically.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen laid out three options as a response.
He said that there were no plans for a “Polexit” as there is considerable support among the Polish for remaining within the EU.