“Poland’s EU partners should move away from confrontation and instead talk with the government in Warsaw to find a solution to the difficulties in mutual relations,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in Brussels.
On October 7, the Polish Constitutional Court, after examining the request of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, ruled that European regulations, insofar as EU bodies operate outside the limits of powers granted by Poland, are inconsistent with the Polish constitution. .
Brussels’ reaction to the Constitutional Court ruling
When asked during a visit to the Belgian capital if the EU should quickly take more decisive action on Poland, Merkel replied that “EU members should always seek compromise, without giving up our principles of course.”
I think it is time to have a deep discussion with the Polish government on how to overcome the difficulties
– Counselor has been added. She noted that “it is right to bring cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union from time to time.” Meanwhile, she stressed that she does not believe that “the court’s actions can be the only way to overcome political differences or a different perception of the EU, its work and its priorities”.
The Associated Press reported on the German chancellor’s statements that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Morawiecki will raise the issue next Tuesday in Strasbourg during the plenary session of the European Parliament.
Merkel noted that Poland and Hungary had challenged the system developed last year before the EU’s highest court, which presumed that access to some EU funds would be linked to “respect for the rule of law”.
I think we can wait for the decision until the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo agreed with Chancellor Merkel.
I think just criticism and finger pointing is not going to get us anywhere, so we need to get involved and understand the next steps.
The EU leaders summit is scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, October 21-22.
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