In Poland, prosecutor general asks constitutional tribunal whether CJEU fines are constitutional
By 17 November
Constitutional Court of Poland (photo credit: Lukas Plewnia / flickr)
The Prosecutor General has asked Poland's top court to check whether legal provisions under which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed penalties on Poland are compatible with the Polish Constitution.
[...The] Prosecutor General's office issued a statement in which it said that "In the opinion of the Prosecutor General, subsequent rulings of the CJEU unlawfully extend the EU's treaty competences, violating the provisions of the Polish Constitution and ignoring the rulings of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal."
According to the statement, it was therefore necessary to refer to the Constitutional Tribunal as "the court of last instance" a request to "review the legality of actions taken by the CJEU in the context of the Polish Constitution."
Read the full article here: The First News