The European Union and Poland flags flutter in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, on April 5, 2019. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters)
Warsaw-Poland will continue to respect European Union law after the Constitutional Court of the State has ruled that some EU law does not conform to the Polish Constitution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.
The ruling put the European Union in an existential crisis on Friday, increasing the likelihood that Poland would leave the block of 27 countries.
France and Germany stated in a joint statement that Poland has a legal and moral obligation to fully and unconditionally comply with Block’s rules.
The Foreign Ministry said Poland respects binding international law.
“All obligations arising from both primary and secondary European Union law remain valid and will therefore continue to be fully respected by Poland,” he said in a statement.
“The provisions of the European Union Convention set out in the ruling are … still valid. Only unconstitutional interpretations and forms of application are accepted.”
By Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk