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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Polexit or rule of law: What Polish ruling means for EU

On Sept. 7, 2021, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, the constitutional court of the Republic of Poland, ruled that some provisions of European Union law are incompatible with the Polish Constitution and, with regards to these provisions, the Polish Constitution supersedes EU laws. The ruling that questions the foundations of the EU and the EU’s legal order came as a surprise to many, as unsurprising to a few; but in general, it prompted various differing reactions. The reactions were shaped around whether the ruling is a sign of Poland’s exit from the EU, and the ruling’s meaning for the relations between the EU and Poland. Considering Brexit, and its economic as well as political effects on the EU, the ruling deserves a closer look for assessing the legality of the decision, evaluating the main motivations of the Constitutional Tribunal, if any, predicting Poland’s future relations with the EU, but more importantly, the possibility of a “Polexit.”


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