Poland: Top court rejects EU court injunctions as invalid

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Poland’s constitutional court ruled Wednesday that temporary injunctions issued by the European Union’s top court regarding Poland’s judiciary conflict with the nation’s constitution and are not binding. Legal observers interpreted the decision from Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal as a move by Poland’s right-wing government to undermine the power of EU laws within the country and even a step away from the 27-nation bloc. Poland joined the EU in 2004, agreeing to abide by its rules and laws. ‘The refusal to implement rulings of the European Court of Justice in Poland is a clear step towards taking Poland out of the European Union,’ Jeroen Lenaers, a European Parliament member from the Netherlands, said.” (07/14/21)