Poland's prime minister asks top court to decide if constitution has primacy over EU law

30 March
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland (photo credit: Kancelaria Premiera/flickr)
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland (photo credit: Kancelaria Premiera/flickr)
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has asked the country's Constitutional Tribunal to decide whether the Polish constitution has primacy over EU law. In early March, Morawiecki said he would make the move after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that EU law is superior to the Polish constitution. [ . . . ] The EU court's ruling could call into question the legitimacy of some of the appointments to Poland’s top courts, and give support to the country’s courts if they wish to challenge the appointments. Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party have made a number of changes to the country’s judicial system since taking power in 2015. The party claims they are needed to improve the courts' efficiency but critics argue they are part of an orchestrated plot by Law and Justice to gain influence and control over the judiciary.
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