The Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Vera Jourova, warned this Monday that Europe is in danger of “collapsing” if it does not vigorously defend the primacy of European law over the judgment of the Polish Constitutional Court, some of the EU Norms to be incompatible with the laws of the country.
“If we do not uphold the principle that the same rules must be followed equally by everyone in Europe, the whole of Europe will collapse because the whole is as strong as its weakest part,” argued Jourova in a speech at the international conference forum 2000 in Prague.
“That is why we have to respond to this new chapter that the Polish Constitutional Court has started,” said Jourova, without specifying the options that the municipal council is investigating in response.
The Community Executive announced last week that it would use “all powers” under the EU Treaties to defend the primacy of Community law over national laws and to ensure that Member States obey the judgments of the EU Court of Justice, and that the Polish Higher Regional Court questioned.
However, Brussels has not yet advanced the means to consider taking action in the Polish case, as its legal services are still examining the details of the controversial judgment of the Polish court in this case in response to Prime Minister Mateusz. Morawiecki took action, inquiring about the compatibility of various community norms with the constitutional order of Poland.