Polexit: Poland’s support for quitting the EU is at an all-time high, but the country still confronts significant obstacles.
Polexit support is at its highest level in almost a decade, suggesting that Poland could be the next country to leave the EU.
Calls for Poland to leave the European Union (EU), dubbed “Polexit,” have grown louder in recent years. According to the most recent polls, support for Polexit has hit an all-time high. Despite the fact that Poland merely joined the EU in 2004, many Poles appear to be dissatisfied with the organization. Polexiteers, on the other hand, confront a significant hurdle in their drive to reclaim Poland’s independence.
According to the most recent United Surveys polls, almost a quarter of Poles now support the country’s exit from the EU.
Since polling began in 2004, this is the highest level of support for Poland’s Leave campaign.
Campaigners supporting Poland’s exit, on the other hand, have a long way to go.
The overwhelming majority of those polled (88%) expressed a desire to remain in the EU.
Only 7% of respondents stated they wanted Poland to quit the EU.
The conclusions come as Poland and the EU continue their feud over Brussels’ rule of law.
Warsaw has been embroiled in a five-year court battle with the EU, which some claim has bolstered Polexit’s cause.
Poland’s constitutional court found on October 7 that elements of EU law are incompatible with the Polish constitution.
A tough retaliation from the EU might fuel calls for Poland to leave the bloc even more.
EU authorities have slammed Poland for violating EU ideals in response to the tribunal’s decision.
Poland’s claim for COVID-19 recovery money has also been denied by Brussels.
Poland has requested to the EU for €36 billion in aid to help it recover from the pandemic, but the EU has yet to approve the funds, which are desperately needed.
The European Commission is coming under increasing pressure to take tougher measures against anti-EU protests.
Recent events, such as Brexit, have severely weakened the EU’s unity.
The Commission may be able to use its powers to stifle Poland’s regional growth.
According to the Financial Times, it could block the country from accessing money worth up to €121 billion over the following six years.
The European Commission will take action to defend the priority of EU law over national law, according to Didier Reynders, the EU’s justice commissioner.
“We are extremely solid on the different ideas and we will utilize,” he stated, according to Brinkwire Summary News.