The Polish opposition is mobilized in defense of permanence in the EU

Polish opposition practically in full has been mobilized against the failure of the Constitutional Court (TC) that rejects the principle of pre-eminence of Comm

The Polish opposition is mobilized in defense of permanence in the EU

Polish opposition practically in full has been mobilized against the failure of the Constitutional Court (TC) that rejects the principle of pre-eminence of Community law, among constraints of its leaders to "defend" the permanence of the country in the European Union.

In a video disseminated through its social networks, civic platform (PO), the main opposition party, calls to support the demonstrations summoned throughout the country for this Sunday for its leader, Donald Tusk.

Malagorzata Kidawa-Blonska, candidate for the presidency in 2020, appears in those images along with other party figures by asking the Poles who "defend European Poland at this crucial moment". Other leaders, such as Robert Biedron, of the left coalition, and former president Aleksander Kwaniewski, have expressed his support for concentrations and announced his assistance to the march, which will start from 18:00 (16:00 GMT) in The Plaza del Castillo de Varsaw.

The call left on Thursday of Tusk, who made an appeal against an eventual "Polexit" and urged the Poles to manifest themselves in favor of the permanence of Poland in the EU. "I gave the sign," Tusk said on Saturday, "I am very responsible for Poland's position in the EU, so I proposed a place and an hour, but the host is Warsaw and the people of Warsaw," he said.

Tusk, which presided over the Polish government during two legislatures and in 2011 abandoned the national policy to preside over the European Council, also warned that Warsaw could leave the EU "before what is thought". He criticized the attitude of the Polish government against Brussels that, according to Tusk, "are ruining" the "reputation" of Poland in Europe.

Civic and judiciary associations have joined the appeal to manifest against the decision of CT and the intention, expressed by the Government, to implement the judgment. Last Thursday, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that parts of the EU Accession Treaty are unconstitutional and that European Community laws are below the Polish Constitution.

According to experts in international law, the failure supposes a de facto deactivation of the EU. After knowing the court's decision, the Prime Minister Mortusz Morawiecki, of the Governmental Ultra-Conservative Party Law and Justice (PIS), said that "Poland's place is and will be in the European family of nations", while emphasized that, in Poland, "Constitutional law is superior to any other source of law." Since, in 2015, the Polish government undertook a controversial judicial reform, it maintains several conflicts open with the European institutions regarding the independence of the judiciary.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 10:25

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