Polish Court ruling on European law postponed

The Polish Constitutional Court has postponed its ruling on whether national law outweighs European law until Thursday. No reason has been disclosed for the postponement.

The verdict has been postponed several times. โ€œAfter more than five hours of talking today, they suddenly ended it,โ€ says CCEIT correspondent Judith van de Hulsbeek.

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki contacted the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at 5.30 p.m.

far-reaching consequences

The President of the Polish Constitutional Court is aware that the ruling can have far-reaching consequences, says Van de Hulsbeek. โ€œOnce the mind is out of the bottle, you won‘t get it back in.โ€

Thursday after 1 p.m., the Court will proceed with the case. Van de Hulsbeek: โ€œThe timing is striking, because that day the European Court in Luxembourg decides on the legitimacy of the newly established Polish disciplinary chamber for judges.โ€

The Polish Court’s ruling may even more sharpen the already tense relations between the EU and Poland. The Polish Prime Minister asked the court for a ruling. The government has had enough of the interference from Brussels and the ‘annoying ruling’ of the European Court in Luxembourg.