Taking to Facebook on Friday, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki praised the recent conclusion by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, claiming it “confirmed what is literal” – that “constitutional law has superiority over other sources of law,” which he said many other EU member states have also realized.
“We have the same rights as other countries. We want these rights to be respected. We are not an uninvited guest in the European Union. And that’s why we don’t agree to be treated as a second-class country”.
He made it clear, however, that “Poland’s place is and will be in the European family of nations”.
The PM’s comments came after Thursday’s landmark verdict found Poland has the right to check the constitutionality of not only EU laws, but also rulings made by its Court of Justice.