French Diplomat Sees Polish Ruling on National Constitution Supremacy as Attack Against EU
08:30 GMT 08.10.2021 (Updated: 11:44 GMT 09.02.2023)
© AP Photo / Alik KepliczA Polish national flag waves above the Zamkowy Square as people stop to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
© AP Photo / Alik Keplicz
PARIS (Sputnik) - French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune described Polish constitutional tribunal's ruling on national constitution superiority over EU legislation as an attack against the European Union and warned about possible consequences.
"This is very serious. This not some technical or legal issue, this is a political issue on a long list of provocations against the EU," Beaune said on air of BFMTV broadcaster, also pointing to risks of Poland's withdrawal from the bloc.
"Yes, this is an attack against the EU ... I want to stress that I would not like Poland to leave the EU," Beaune added.
The EU could abandon its plan of financial support for restoring the Polish economy, the senior diplomat added.
Poland's constitutional court ruled earlier that national law had primacy over EU law in areas where they contradicted each other, putting the country on a collision course with the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders promised on Thursday that the bloc will make every effort to defend its core principles, after the top Polish court challenged the primacy of European Union law.
In turn, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that Poland did not plan to leave the European Union.