Poland has been in the spotlight of European media and public opinion in recent weeks. The country’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled on the 7th of October that some parts of EU law are inconsistent with the country’s constitution. This decision flared up the already existing political and legal tug-of-war between the EU and Poland. The EU-Poland dispute is about the future of the EU and its federalisation, Blanka Kovács argues. Whereas the support for the EU is coupled with a sense of indifference in Polish society, the status of Polish EU membership is at stake, and the current dispute can lead to fundamental changes in the country’s perception of the EU. Nonetheless, the author underlines that the EU has the upper hand with powerful financial tools at its disposal in this dispute.
Policy Brief – Blanka Kovács, November 2021
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