Hungary’s Orban sides with Poland, rejects EU law primacy ahead of bloc’s summit — RT World News

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime minister, has challenged once more the notion of EU law’s primacy. He accused Brussels of trying to violate the rights of national governments when he visited an EU summit Thursday.

Orban rejected the idea that sanctions should be imposed on Poland because of its decision not to place EU law under its domestic legislation. He called these measures absurd. Orban also gave praise to Poland. “one of the best European countries,”Add that “there is no need for any sanctions.”

Ursula von der Leyen (head of the EU Commission) warned Warsaw that it could face sanctions for the decision. According to her, Poland was encroaching upon the rights of others. “foundations”Union. Orban however believes that EU law primacy is not related to any EU foundations.

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“The fact is very clear: The primacy of EU law is not in the [EU] treaty at all,”Orban said to journalists in Brussels that the bloc had a need for power and he was blaming them.

“What’s going on here is… that European institutions circumvent the rights of the national parliament and government, and modify the treaty without having any legitimate authority to do so,”The Hungarian Prime Minister stated this.

Mateusz Morawiecki from Poland, Prime Minister of the Polish Republic, expressed similar views Monday. He warned that EU had become a “dangerous” organization. “centrally managed organism run by institutions deprived of democratic control.” Earlier this month, a Warsaw court ruled that areas of EU treaties are incompatible with Poland’s laws and that national laws should take precedence, backing Morawiecki’s government.

Orban has already indicated his support for Warsaw’s standoff with Brussels. In early October, he demanded the EU respect its member states’ sovereignty and said that the bloc could only take primacy in areas specifically set out in EU treaties.

This latest clash is the latest in a long line of disputes between Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice party and EU authorities. Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice party and the EU have frequently clashed over a number of issues, ranging from Poland’s self-declared LGBTQ-free zones to the situation with the rule of law in the country. The law precedence dispute was sparked amid a row over whether EU institutions could influence Warsaw’s plans for reorganizing its judiciary.

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However, it seems that Warsaw or Budapest might have difficulty finding other members states who will agree to them. On Thursday, Mark Rutte, the Dutch Prime Minister, stated that European countries must be “tough”Poland will make it “safeguard”The independence of the judiciary.

“The independence of the Polish judiciary is the key issue we have to discuss. It is very difficult to see how a big new fund of money could be made available to Poland when this is not settled,”He said.

Ireland’s prime minister, Michael Martin, also expressed his “extreme disappointment”With the recent developments in Poland we maintained that EU law was necessary to protect citizens across Europe.

“We in Ireland are very concerned, we have good bilateral relations with Poland, but we believe the primacy of EU law and the Court of Justice is critical for the protection of citizens all across Europe,”Martin spoke to reporters upon his arrival at the summit.

Warsaw appears to be relentless. Morawiecki declared on Thursday, that his nation will not surrender to “blackmail”However, Poland was ready to participate. “talk about how to resolve the current disputes in dialogue.”

The idea of “ever-expanding competencies”in the EU Institutions by saying “some European institutions assume the right to decide on matters that have not been assigned to them.”However, Prime Minister was still against the notion of leaving the bloc.

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