Rule of law issues should not be tied to EU funding: Lithuanian president

“Rule of law issue should not be tied to EU funding,” Lithuania's president Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, offering to mediate between Poland and the European Commission.

“I think it is morally endlessly harmful and not right to link law supremacy principles with financial resources,” Mr Nauseda told a news conference.

“Even if it were legally possible, morally it would be a very harmful precedent which would do unimaginable harm to European Union unity,” he added.

On Tuesday, a debate initiated after the Polish Constitutional Court’s judgment on the primacy of the constitution over EU law took place in the European Parliament.

On October 7 the Constitutional Court’s (TK) ruling on the primacy of Poland’s constitution over EU law was published in the Journal of Laws coming into force the same day.