The domino effect of Brexit! With a decisive referendum, Poland threatened EU chaos.
According to newly discovered reports, BREXIT might have launched a domino effect when Poland’s President Andrzej Duda spelled out intentions to address the country’s relationship with the EU as part of a three-year-old constitutional referendum.
After one of its members, Poland, opted to challenge the bloc’s whole legal framework in a series of court fights, the EU is facing a pivotal week for its future. A trio of decisions in Warsaw and Luxembourg might have far-reaching implications for the bloc’s future. Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, the country’s top court, postponed a decision on whether the country’s constitution takes precedence over EU treaties yesterday.
Today, the same court will hear a separate dispute about whether the European Court of Justice has the authority to order Warsaw to halt its judicial changes.
On Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU’s top court, will rule on whether the Polish government’s new disciplinary regime for judges is in violation of the country’s EU treaty commitments.
Judges can be sanctioned by Warsaw for a variety of reasons, including the content of their judgements.
Officials in Poland are sure that judicial reforms are required to improve the country’s system, which they feel has not been effectively reformed since communism fell.
They further argue that the issues before the tribunal are critical since the EU’s powers have allegedly risen without necessary changes to its operative treaties.
“This is not just about Poland,” said Sebastian Kaleta, Poland’s deputy justice minister.
“The problem is that certain European officials are attempting to expand the EU’s powers without amending the treaties.
“This is really dangerous because it will force the EU to crumble from within.”
Poland’s Supreme Court warned Brussels in December 2019 that government proposals to alter the justice system could lead the country to exit the EU.
The radical judicial reforms were never implemented, but Andrzej Duda’s re-election as President last year further complicated matters for Brussels.
According to newly discovered reports, the president may push for a referendum on the country’s EU membership — and perhaps follow the UK out of the bloc, causing a Brexit domino effect.
For the first time since the 1990s, Mr Duda outlined intentions to confront the country’s relationship with the EU as part of a wide-ranging constitutional referendum. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”