Mass protests in Poland amid EU exit fears

By | October 11, 2021

BBC News reports:

Poles backing EU membership have taken part in protests across the country, amid fears it could leave the bloc.

The rallies on Sunday were held in response to a top court ruling that said key EU laws were “incompatible” with the Polish constitution.

Protests were held in about 100 towns and cities, with some 100,000 people gathering in the capital, Warsaw.

The ruling has raised concerns Poland could exit the EU, but the government has denied having any such intention.

The court’s decision last Thursday effectively rejected the core principle that EU law has primacy over national legislation. It was the most significant challenge to the supremacy of EU law to date.

Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has defended the decision and said his ruling party had no plans for what some are calling Polexit. [Continue reading…]

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