Who’s in charge? That’s the question Poland’s top court has been debating. By ruling that the country’s own laws trump those of the EU, it’s shattered one of the bloc’s principles – the trading of some sovereignty for membership.
Le Monde, the French newspaper of record, has pointed out that the Constitutional Tribunal’s move last week is unprecedented. This is no exaggeration: Poland’s judges have attacked the foundations of the EU, producing, as even Germany’s cautious Der Spiegel recognizes, an “enormous explosive potential.”
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