Further news coming out of the European Union as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (acting on permission of the Polish High Courts), announced that the country’s national constitution takes precedence over European legislation.
For those not in the know, a central tenet of the European Union is that EU-passed legislation must always take priority over domestic legislation/constitutions, a move the Polish PM clearly disagrees with.
To further complicate matters, Hungary, another EU nation led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has backed Poland in their declaration.
Mr Orbán is a notable figure within the European community, having for lack of a better word ‘pissed off’ the EU on many occassions.
Commenting on the threat of sanctions on Poland by the EU, the Hungarian PM stated ‘Poland – the best country in Europe – theres no need to have any sanctions’.
The drama unfolding in an already fragile union will undoubtedly be loved by Eurosceptics and the Union’s neighbour to the East alike.
Time will surely tell whether the spat is another day in the office for European diplomacy, or whether a larger shift in ‘European Solidarity’ will occur.