Brussels begins legal action against Poland over primacy of EU law rowBrussels begins legal action against Poland over primacy of EU law row

Brussels begins legal action against Poland over primacy of EU law row

Brussels has today begun legal action against Poland over a row about the primacy of EU law in the country.Brussels has today begun legal action against Poland over a row about the primacy of EU law in the country.
Brussels has today begun legal action against Poland over a row about the primacy of EU law in the country.
In October, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled the country's EU membership did not give the bloc's courts supreme legal authority.
Poland has two months to reply.
Critics say the moves have effectively stripped the judiciary of its independence, a pillar of any democratic system.
While Poland said it would shutter the controversial chamber in August, the defiant October ruling from Poland's Constitutional Tribunal sent shockwaves through the bloc because it challenged the primacy of EU law in the country -- a cornerstone of membership to the union.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki rejected the commission's objections on Wednesday, and notably that Brussels would question the constitutional court’s independence.
Morawiecki said the court "not only fulfills all independence criteria, but it is a Constitutional Tribunal that stands guard of the constitution and ensures that it remains the highest law of the Republic of Poland,” according to Polish news agency PAP.