Polish High Court Challenges Supremacy Of EU Law

Reuters reports:

A Polish court ruling challenging the supremacy of EU law plunged the European Union into an existential crisis on Friday and raised the possibility of Poland leaving the 27-nation bloc. Politicians across Europe voiced dismay at the court’s move to undermine the legal pillar on which the EU stands, with one minister warning the eastern European country that it was “playing with fire”.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said she was “deeply concerned” by the Thursday’s ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal and that the executive she leads would do all in its power to ensure the primacy of EU law. Welcoming the court ruling, Poland’s prime minister said his country wanted to stay in the wealthy trade and political group it joined in 2004 but that each member state must be treated equally and with respect.

Read the full article. Watch the clip below.