12 Oct, 2021

Renew Europe requests urgent debate on Poland’s rejection of EU law primacy

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament was disturbed by the recent decision of Poland’s illegitimate Constitutional Tribunal to reject the primacy of EU law.

The Polish Government’s continued trashing of fundamental EU values and laws must be met with firm action, and the European Commission must explain what actions it will take to defend the EU treaties to the European Parliament.

To this end, Renew Europe has requested an urgent debate and resolution on the rule of law crisis in Poland and for the primacy of EU law to be added to the European Parliament agenda during the upcoming plenary session from 18-21 October.

Malik Azmani MEP (VVD, NL), First Vice-President of Renew Europe, said:

"If the Polish Government wants Poland to stay in the EU, it has to play by the rules. Their trashing of core EU principles is unacceptable. The Polish authorities must tell us clearly whether Poland confirms its commitment to respect the accession treaty signed in April 2003. Otherwise, they will have to suffer all the consequences. As guardian of the treaties, the European Commission has no choice but to initiate legal proceedings. Mrs. Von der Leyen must come to the European Parliament to explain the next steps."

Michal Šimečka MEP (Progresívne Slovensko, SK), Vice-President of Renew Europe, added:

"The Polish government, using a captured court, is undermining the foundations of European integration. The EU must tackle this crisis head on."

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