Poland: Large pro-EU demonstrations amid fears of “Polexit”

Source: MarketWatch

“Large protests were held across Poland on Sunday to show support for the European Union after the nation’s constitutional court ruled this week that the Polish constitution overrides some EU laws. Critics of the right-wing nationalist government fear the court ruling could lead to ‘Polexit,’ or Poland being forced to leave the EU over an apparent rejection of the bloc’s laws and values. … The court ruling, which was issued Thursday by a court largely loyal to the nationalist government, marks a challenge to the primacy of EU law. The prime minister asked for the review after the European Court of Justice ruled in March that Poland’s new regulations for appointing Supreme Court justices could violate EU law and ordered the right-wing government to suspend them.” (10/10/21)