Skip to Content

EU flags. Stock photo from Pixabay

Polish Constitutional Court declares EU law incompatible

The dispute between Warsaw and Brussels over Poland's judicial reform is escalating. The Polish Constitutional Court ruled that elements of EU law violate the country's constitution. This could allow Poland to disregard the judgments of the ECJ.

Published: October 8, 2021, 7:13 am

    Read more

    “The attempt by the European Court of Justice to interfere in the Polish judicial system violates (…) the rule of primacy of the constitution and the rule that sovereignty is preserved in the process of European integration,” the judges ruled on Thursday.

    Specifically, the procedure was aimed at discerning whether provisions from the EU treaties, with which the EU Commission justifies its right to have a say in questions of the rule of law, are compatible with the Polish constitution.

    Among other things, the Brussels authority has doubts about the independence of the Polish Constitutional Court, which has now determined that national law takes precedence over EU law. The chair is Julia Przylebska, a close confidante of PiS boss Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

    “The EU institutions act outside the limits of the competence that Poland gives them,” said Przylebska when pronouncing the verdict.

    The EU Commission expressed its “concern” about the ruling. Brussels will use “all means” to ensure that EU law is respected in Poland, said EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders on Thursday. The principle that EU law takes precedence over national law and the binding character of decisions by the EU judiciary are central to the confederation of states, he said.

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had asked the Polish Constitutional Court to review a judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of March 2, 2021. In this ruling, the top EU judges found that EU law can force member states to disregard individual provisions in national law, even if it is constitutional law.

    Because of the reforms, the EU Commission has already opened several infringement proceedings against the government in Warsaw and has filed lawsuits with the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

    Poland’s government had actually relied on a German constitutional court ruling. In May 2020, the Karlsruhe judges objected to the European Central Bank’s bond purchases worth billions – and thus opposed an ECJ ruling for the first time.

    The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany, reserved the right to carry out the final inspection.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Giorgia Meloni calls for a naval blockade off Libya

    RomeLike every summer, a massive influx of asylum seekers is spurring on the political discussion in Italy. And the issue is once again grist to the mills of the right-wing opposition. Just a few years ago, Matteo Salvini, then Interior Minister of the Lega, was able to count on the approval of an overwhelming majority of Italians for his rigid measures against illegal immigration.

    Ukrainian human trafficking ring with newborns exposed

    PragueA Czech media portal has uncovered further mafia structures linked to Ukraine. This case is about human trafficking of newborns and outright surrogacy slavery. At least 30 babies have been illegally sold to foreigners in the Czech Republic since 2019 after they were born in Prague by Ukrainian surrogate mothers.

    French PM announces appointment of ‘ambassador for LGBT + rights’

    ParisThe French Prime Minister has warned: "The battle of mentalities is not yet won." Élisabeth Borne announced on Thursday, August 4 that an "ambassador for LGBT + rights" would be appointed "before the end of the year" and that a fund of 3 million euros would be created to finance new LGBT + centers.

    Monsanto and BlackRock are buying up Ukraine

    KievUkraine is being sold off. The mendacious Western struggle for the "soul of Ukraine" is actually for the monopolies, Monsanto, Vanguard and BlackRock - to pick the country apart.

    UN declares war on ‘dangerous’ conspiracy theories: ‘World is not secretly run by elites’

    ParisUNESCO says it is seriously concerned about the increase in "disinformation" and "conspiracy theories". And they plan to put an end to it through a network of informants.

    Warsaw announces massive rearmament

    WarsawPoland, a NATO big-spender already, wants to become the strongest military power in Europe. Massing in lowland plains east of Warsaw, the country is eyeing its traditional place for major battles with Russia.

    What will be the price of Sweden joining NATO?

    StockholmNot all Swedes agree that joining NATO was such a good idea. Jan Milld explained to a Swedish weekly what the move would mean for the country. Milld is a member of the Alternative for Sweden.

    Pharmaceutical companies behind appeal to Swiss Federal Council for monkeypox vaccines

    ZurichBecause the monkeypox vaccination is not yet available in Switzerland, queer organizations are now collecting signatures to petition the government. Has the Swiss health authority underestimated the situation?

    What are the first names of ‘German’ criminals?

    BerlinFacts don't matter: the assessment that foreigners are more criminal than Germans is officially considered to be a "right-wing extremist' notion. By doing so, the problem is never addressed.

    Exclusive: Swedish politician’s Bilderberg attendance exposed through FOI

    StockholmSweden's Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren traveled to the US at the beginning of June to meet globalist politicians and vaccine companies, as well as to attend the Bilderberg Group meeting in Washington DC. The whole thing became an expensive trip for Swedish taxpayers. Hallengren not only chose to fly business class on all flights, but she also stayed in several different luxury hotels.

    Go to archive