Poland’s prime minister has penned a letter to the European Union warning that the bloc is at risk of becoming a “centrally managed organism, run by institutions deprived of democratic control”.
On Monday, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote an open letter to EU institutions and leaders assuring that “unfortunately, today we are dealing with a very dangerous phenomenon whereby various European Union institutions usurp powers they do not have under the Treaties and impose their will on Member States”.
The gradual transformation of the Union to an institution that is centrally controlled and managed by institutions without democratic control from the citizens of European nations should be cause for concern.
Polish Prime Minister also highlighted several key challenges facing the EU, such as Brexit. “that threatens to weaken or even collapse the euro area”And the energy and gas crisis “threatens poverty for millions”.
“The fate of our Union in recent years is not a chronicle of success. If we want to avoid further crises, we must change our ways,” Morawiecki warned.
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Also, the PM assured Poland that he was there to help. “remains a loyal member” of the 27-nation bloc, and asked for Brussels to hear the country’s arguments and “be open to dialogue”We hope to find you “a solution that will strengthen our European Union”.
Morawiecki’s letter comes after the Polish Constitutional Tribunal ruled earlier this month that areas of the EU treaties are incompatible with Warsaw’s laws, concluding the principle that its laws take precedence.
It was a landmark judgment that Poland had the legal right to review the constitution of EU legislation and the Court of Justice decisions.
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Morawiecki made a scathing attack last week on EU institutions for infringing upon the rights of member countries. “democracy is being tested”That and more “we are at a crossroads” in the bloc’s history.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the executive body would use all of its powers to ensure the bloc’s law retains primacy in the wake of the Polish ruling.
Brussels and Warsaw are also at odds over the question of law supremacy. The two have clashed over the bloc’s opposition to Poland’s self-declared LGBTQ-free zones, as well as its Court of Justice ordering the country to pay a €500,000 ($585,550) daily fine for failing to end lignite mining activities after legal action was launched by neighboring Czech Republic over the site’s impact on local residential water supplies.
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