Poland vows to stop EU’s ‘bureaucratic centralism’ — Analysis
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has blasted the EU’s decision to start legal action against his country, saying that there must be a limit to Brussels’ powers.
Wednesday’s announcement by the EU that they would initiate infringement proceedings against Poland was made. The EU cited Poland’s violation of EU law primacy as a reason.
The decision follows two rulings by Poland’s constitutional court that has given priority to Polish laws over those of the EU and concluded that certain parts of EU treaties conflicted with the country’s constitution.
“My belief is that the European Union members are increasingly recognizing that there has to be some limit on the competences of their member states. These can either be decided by the European Union or by the Polish government.,” Morawiecki said in a televised speech at a conference on Wednesday after the EU’s announcement.
In his opinion, the majority of European citizens would not want the EU to make decisions in certain areas, such as family law or inheritance law.The Polish prime minister added that the European Commission “Continues to wade toward the ignorance of the divisions of competencies” between the member states and Brussels, which means that the growing tendency toward “Centred bureaucratic policy,” he said, “Needs to be blocked someplace.”
Warsaw has two months to reply to the European Commission’s letter about the legal action. The delivery of the Multibillion Dollar Covid Recovery package has been delayed by tensions between Poland (EU) and Poland. Warsaw was also subject to huge fines by the European Commission every day.
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