It is almost Polexit, a slap in the face of the EU. Ira of Brussels


People demonstrate in front of the Constitutional Tribunal building, during a session ruling on whether several articles of EU Treaties comply with the Polish Constitution in Warsaw, Poland October 7, 2021. Jacek Marczewski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND.

The rift between Warsaw and Brussels on respect for the rule of law is further aggravating with a new clash that could increasingly distance the Recovery funds destined for Poland, if not even mark a step towards ‘Polexit’.
The Polish Constitutional Court, led by Judge Julia Przylebska, has ruled that some articles of the European Union Treaties are “incompatible” with the Constitution of the Polish State and that the Community institutions “act beyond the scope of their competences”.
The long-awaited ruling, both in Brussels and Warsaw, is part of the dispute over the reform of the judiciary wanted by the ruling Law and Justice (Pis) party of the leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski – and in particular on the new system of discipline for judges – which according to the The EU undermines the independence of the judiciary in Poland and which is already the subject of an infringement procedure.
“We are concerned” was the Commission’s first reaction to the ruling. “Our position is clear. EU law takes precedence over national law. The EU Court of Justice is the only one that can establish “compatibility between EU and national law, and” it is binding “, said Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to protect” these principles, he cautioned. In the same vein, the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli: “Today’s sentence in Poland cannot remain without consequences”.
In Warsaw, the Court’s decision was on the contrary welcomed by the government of Mateusz Morawiecki: it confirms “the primacy of constitutional law over other sources of law”, stressed spokesman Piotr Muller, explaining that the sentence refers to the competences of the state that have not been transferred to the EU bodies. Outside the headquarters of the Tribunal, however, about thirty demonstrators protested against the sentence shouting “Traitors” and “Welcome to Belarus”. 80% of Poles are in fact satisfied with Poland’s entry into the Union, which since 2004 has provided billions in subsidies to the country of the former Iron Curtain.
Now at stake there are 58.7 billion euros in loans and subsidies from the EU Next Generation destined for Warsaw, to which, however, Brussels has not yet given its green light. “The Commission is working to enforce the rule of law in the EU, everyone must be accountable and we are concerned about the situation in some Member States”, the European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni warned just yesterday, referring to Poland and Hungary. . “The Commission – he assured – is determined to defend these principles and values”.
But the road is expected to be all uphill: from Warsaw and Budapest comes yet another cold shower with the veto to the conclusions of the EU Justice Council relating to the Commission’s strategy on the rights of the child which included, among other things, measures to put an end genital mutilation, fight online bullying of LGBTQ youth and improve the free movement of rainbow families. The announcement was made by the Hungarian Minister of Justice, Judit Varga: “We will continue to resist the pressure of the LGBTQ lobby.
Since some states have strongly insisted that LGBTQ activists be admitted to our schools, my Polish colleague and I had to use the veto ”.

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