Top court to examine conflict of Polish and EU laws: govt spokesman

PM Mateusz Morawiecki will submit a request to the Constitutional Court for a comprehensive settlement of the issue of the conflict between the norms of European law and the Polish Constitution, as well as the confirmation of the existing jurisprudence in this regard, the government spokesman Piotr Müller said on Wednesday.

The discussion concerning "the excess of competences by the Court of Justice of the European Union in declaring the superiority of European law over the Constitution of the Republic of Poland took place at the Wednesday meeting of the government.

"According to the settled, long-term jurisprudence of the Polish Constitutional Court, there is no doubt as to the supremacy of Polish constitutional norms over other legal norms. This has been confirmed by numerous decisions of the Constitutional Court since the beginning of Polish membership in the EU", wrote Mr Müller.

He also pointed out that legal disputes concerning the sovereignty of Member States in the area of ​​competences not transferred to the EU have occurred in many countries.

"They were unequivocally resolved and highlighted the supremacy of constitutional norms over European law. Such unambiguous decisions were made, among others, by competent courts and tribunals in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic and others," spokesman Müller stressed.