POLAND has issued a “declaration of war” against the EU’s new system of rule of law protection, as the gulf between the conservative country and Brussels deepens and gives rise to “Polexit” suggestions.
Here’s what was said:
Political analyst Piotr Buras, director of the Warsaw office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR):
- “This amounts to a declaration of war against the EU’s new system of rule of law protection.”
Prof Pech of Middlesex University told The Times:
- “The Polish authorities will have two options — pay, or leave the EU. We are getting to the point where no more dialogue is an option, where there is going to be an open conflict.”
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders wrote to the Polish government:
- “appears to contest fundamental principles of EU law, in particular the principle that EU law has primacy over national law” and “contests the authority of the Court of Justice when interpreting the EU Treaties.”