Ready for Polexit? Warsaw’s populists are heading for the mother of all showdowns with the EU. And no, it’s not Russia’s fault

Who’s in charge

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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