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Brussels to use ‘ALL powers’ to ensure its law reigns supreme over Poland’s after landmark Warsaw court ruling – EU chief

In a statement issued on Friday, the European Commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed her deep “concern” over Warsaw’s Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling, stating that Brussels has sent its services to analyze it “thoroughly and swiftly” before taking its next steps. “EU law has primacy over national law, including constitutional …

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Poland does not accept being treated as ‘second class’, PM says after Warsaw rules its laws take superiority over Brussels’

Taking to Facebook on Friday, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki praised the recent conclusion by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, claiming it “confirmed what is literal” – that “constitutional law has superiority over other sources of law,” which he said many other EU member states have also realized.  He made it clear, …

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Poland ‘illegally’ refused entry to asylum seekers at border with Belarus, stranding them without food, water & shelter – Amnesty

That’s according to London-based human rights NGO Amnesty International, which, on Thursday, slammed the government in Warsaw for what it called an “unlawful forced return.” Through a digital investigation, Amnesty discovered that, on August 18, many of the Afghan migrants had crossed over to Poland and were surrounded by Polish …

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Poland has no power to veto certification of Nord Stream 2 – Germany

The Warsaw-based firm, however, will get an opportunity to muster the arguments during certification proceedings of the widely-debated pipeline, the watchdog said as quoted by TASS. “The Federal Network Agency gave a positive response to the applications of PGNiG SA and PST GmbH over their participating in the certification process,” …

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Hungary blasts ‘arrogant’ Brussels over move to penalize Poland for judicial reform, accuses EU of empire-building

Late on Wednesday evening, Justice Minister Judit Varga said Hungary would “broadly endorse” Poland in solidarity against the European Commission’s decision to penalize Warsaw over judicial reforms.  “By this scandalous and arrogant move, the Commission has crossed a line that we previously thought it would never do,” Varga wrote on …

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