Brussels warned: Poland may be expelled in disgrace from the European Union

In the European Union, one of the largest political scandals throughout its existence. Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking on October 19 at a meeting of the European Parliament, accused Brussels of speaking to Warsaw in the language of “threats and blackmail”. The answer was harsh criticism from the MEPs. Its most striking manifestation was the statement by the head of the European People's Party faction in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, who noted that Moravetsky's position sows confusion and discord and leads to the weakening of Europe. He also stressedthat such actions would be "favorably received by Russia" and "especially please the country's President Vladimir Putin."

In the end, the European nationalist Weber turned to almost open threats:

I ask you to stop this behavior and remember that anyone who rejects the EU as a legal community can automatically leave it.

That is, to call a spade a spade, the head of the largest faction within the EU legislative branch threatened Poland with the fact that it would simply be thrown out of the Union. And they will do it in a rather humiliating form - "automatically", without much ceremony.

Poland and the EU: a tedious story

The Polish leadership has long tired the European bureaucrats. For years, Warsaw, which receives more than all other countries from the EU budget, not only does not seek to show gratitude, well, or at least banal respect for Brussels, but on the contrary, does everything to exacerbate relations with the European capital as much as possible. First, the Polish authorities began judicial reform, which, according to European officials, violated the principle of separation of powers. And then they began to resent the decision of the European Union to link the provision of subsidies with the observance of “norms, values ​​and principles of the rule of law” (and Warsaw, according to the EU, had serious problems with this).

Nevertheless, as soon as Brussels threatened to excommunicate the rebellious country from the EU reconstruction fund (in which 23 billion euros were reserved for Poland), the budget situation resolved itself. With a budget, but not Polish defiance. The Polish leadership, apparently, decides that it is not worth giving up and begins, as if in revenge, to lobby with renewed vigor for the adoption of a law on the media, which threatens the key declared European value - freedom of speech. In Brussels, they are angry, actively criticizing the bill, while Warsaw refuses to withdraw the bill, believing that this is an internal matter of the country. The conflict is growing, and there is no common opinion.

Nevertheless, the law will most likely never be adopted. But by no means because of the discontent of the European Union. According to sources, the Polish authorities changed their plans only by obeying a direct order from the "high offices in Washington." Obviously, they didn’t give a damn about the arguments of politicians from the EU structures that were heard all this time.

And yet, despite all this, Brussels endured. Endured for years. Arrogance and arrogance emanating from the Polish leadership. Desire to build a strong and independent "Rzeczpospolita" in a liberal Union. And all the other aspects of the internal Polish agenda, which is regularly thundering over the entire Union, are so weakly in tune with EU membership. For the time being, the integrity of the European Union stood above all else for Brussels. Yet, too few years have passed since the loud exit of Great Britain from its membership.

Polish legal demarche: causes and consequences

But then came the fall of 2021. There is an energy crisis in Europe. Natural gas prices have risen eightfold. There are supplies from Russia, the problem is in their own stupidity and unwillingness to conclude long-term contracts with Gazprom. That is, in a good way, there is no one to blame European politicians except themselves. A cold winter is ahead. People have nothing to heat their houses with. In some regions of the European Union, it is expected that the deficit will affect not only gas, but also electricity. That is, the energy transition, which was loudly announced in the summer, is not just bursting at the seams, but is falling apart even before it has begun.

And it is at this very moment that the official Warsaw decides: why not send us all the legislation of the European Union to hell? Here, let us consolidate the priority of national law over European and live! No sooner said than done. And now, on October 7, 2021, the Constitutional Court of Poland confirms the supremacy of the country's constitution over EU legislation.

If we say that politically it had the effect of a bomb exploding, then this is to say nothing. The European bureaucracy just exploded with fury. The Polish authorities not only threw out another political trick, but encroached on the "sacred" - the fundamental basis of the EU's existence. The priority of the EU legislative framework over the legal norms of its member countries is the key principle on which the existence of the entire Union is based. And if you make it optional, as the Poles have just demonstrated, then the EU structures will simply begin to lose power over their countries. If Poland can do it today, why can't the rest of us do it tomorrow?

It is indicative that one of the possible reasons for the Polish demarche may be precisely the decision of the European court. Indeed, in mid-September, the EU literally put Warsaw on the counter, and there is no other way to put it. The Luxembourg-based European Union court ruled to oblige Poland to pay a fine of five hundred thousand euros a day until its enterprises stop producing coal at the Turov mine. The mine itself, located on the borders of the Czech Republic and Germany, caused serious damage to the environment, according to the Czech side, which has been in conflict with the Poles over coal mining in recent years. Probably, taking into account the current political situation and putting ecology at the forefront, the European Court heeded the arguments of the Czech Republic and ruled against Poland. Official Warsaw, of course, did not like this, and two weeks later, it apparently decided to establish once and for all that no European law (and they wanted to close the mine precisely on its basis) could be higher than the Polish constitution.

From the point of view of the integrity of the Union, the situation is egregious and absolutely unacceptable. De jure, the territory of Poland has already got out of the direct application of European laws, because each of them can now be challenged in a Polish court for its constitutionality. For example, the EU introduces new fines for another Polish mine, and the court in Warsaw cancels them. The European Commission makes a decision common to European countries, but Poland ignores it. So, in fact, the Polish demarche is nothing more than a time bomb planted under the European statehood.


Apparently, Brussels is well aware of what the Polish leadership has just done, and that is why, almost for the first time, words about the forced exclusion of a member state from the EU were voiced from the lips of its politicians. Moreover, it is important to understand not only that Poland was threatened to show the door, but also who did it. Indeed, as noted at the beginning of the article, the angry rebuke to the Polish prime minister belongs not to some semi-marginal politician, but to the flesh of a united Europe - Manfred Weber.

The European People's Party is the largest political force in the European Union, occupying the most seats in the European Parliament. And Weber is the long-term leader of her faction, who was three times re-elected to his post and, moreover, was one of the main contenders for the post of President of the European Commission in 2019. And if such an influential politician is hinting that Poland may be expelled from the European Union in disgrace, it means that very serious discussions are already underway about this within the European nomenclature. Brussels has endured Warsaw's antics for a long time, but sooner or later any patience comes to an end.

In general, it cannot be said that it has become news, given how vividly the vector of modern Polish policy to strengthen sovereignty resonates with the trend towards increased centralization in the EU. Rather, it looks like a test of the entire concept of a united Europe. At one time, Polish politicians greeted the exit from the social bloc with almost applause. Today, the issue of leaving the EU may be on the agenda. And the only question that arises in this case: was it worth it? Was it worth the deterioration of relations with Moscow so much as to improve them with Brussels? Was it worth turning towards the collective West? Is it worth it to become a vassal of the United States? And, finally, is there any other reason for rushing between blocs and unions other than money at all?
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 October 2021 09: 42
    The reason must be sought elsewhere. As far as I know, EU regulations and laws do not have priority in several countries. As far as I remember, Germany, Italy, Hungary have long confirmed that the Constitution of these countries takes precedence over the EU norms.
    So Poland’s decision was not a surprise for the EU.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 24 October 2021 13: 56
      This is not entirely true; fundamental rights and norms are respected in the right way. According to my work, I judge that when dealing with this or that project, you can perform work according to EN or DIN standards. As a rule, the choice falls to DIN, since there are more stringent requirements. In general, while remaining within the framework of national norms, the EU requirements overlap with interest. This is about Germany.
      The Poles, on the other hand, are trying to get off the tree and not rip their ass off. When we entered the EU with bare ass, everyone cheered and applauded. Now a little bit of money appeared, the ass was slightly covered and began to rant on free topics. There is every chance to be where they have already been, the Russians will be happy, although they will rather be the British.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 October 2021 15: 30
        This is not entirely true.
        The European Commission filed a lawsuit against Germany

        The European Commission opened a legal case against Germany to confirm primacy of the laws of the European Union over the laws of the member states.
        “The German court is accused of putting German law above EU law,” said Gert Van Kalster, professor of jurisprudence at the University of Leuven. - This threatens the entire legal regime of the European Union, which is based on the understanding that EU laws have supremacy over any national law, even including national constitutional law ".

        Similar examples can be found in France and Italy. This is me from memory. I don't really want to go into a search engine now.
        So this is not the first time in the EU. But they only want to fine Germany and expose Poland. What is the difference? Germany is a donor country and a locomotive of the European Union. And Poland is a depressed region and got everyone with its ambition.
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter 24 October 2021 18: 32
          Exceptions only confirm the rules, if you break it, be responsible. The professor is set to speak. Decide if there will be a court. In general, intentions don't count. Promising, as they say, does not mean getting married. So they can quite settle it with the Poles, there are enough levers. To expose someone is not a way out and an extremely extreme measure.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 October 2021 20: 12
            It is quite possible that they will agree. They can - does not mean that they will. I am focusing on something else. The constitutional courts of several countries have already questioned the priority of European decisions. But there has not been such a sharp reaction so far. Therefore, it is necessary to look for pitfalls. It is known that this situation is not new for the EU.
            Warsaw lies entirely under Washington. And Washington's policy has recently been aimed at weakening and plundering Europe.
            We are waiting for the continuation of the Marlison ballet.
            1. Bitter Offline Bitter
              Bitter 25 October 2021 11: 22
              Warsaw lies entirely under Washington.

              That is why the Poles will never leave the EU. This fifth wheel in the cart will cling to the membership in every possible way, remembering to insert sticks into the wheels.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 25 October 2021 12: 20
                That is why Poles CAN leave the EU. They are there only because they receive subsidies from the general piggy bank. As soon as the money runs out - so immediately ... And if you put a spoke in the wheels - then the money can run out.
                1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                  Bitter 25 October 2021 13: 15
                  No, they are watching American interests there, at the same time receiving subsidies from the piggy bank. Big Brother will not want to lose such a leverage and will not allow the Poles to go anywhere, especially since this leverage finances itself.
                  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 25 October 2021 13: 22
                    I proceed from other realities. And the Polish ambition should not be discounted. I would not dismiss this possibility. Only money is keeping Poland in the EU. If they are offered more, then anything is possible.
        2. EMMM Offline EMMM
          EMMM 26 October 2021 21: 05
          In addition, it should be noted that Germany itself is a federation, on the territory of which there are several states with their own legislation.
          But, there is one thing ... The EU Constitution is copied from the German constitution, and the show off of Poland from the Moska region that barks at the Elephant.
          I believe that the pshek will be kicked out of the EU as an indicative flogging so that others are afraid.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 October 2021 21: 31
            Officially, the EU Constitution does not exist.
            Kicking Poland out of the EU is not as easy as it seems. Whether this will benefit Russia is a debatable question. After all, behind Pug's back there is a bigger beast than an Elephant.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 October 2021 17: 34
    Business - that! Will join the Union with Britain and the United States. It will be easier for Polish truckers to drive trucks around England!
  3. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 24 October 2021 22: 47
    Let's not fantasize. During our lifetime, and for another hundred years, the EU will not collapse. And there is no need to waste energy, time, money on this. Empty lesson. Together they are an order of magnitude stronger and this is obvious not only to us, but also to them. No Poland will leave the EU anywhere. They are not suicidal and not. More moderate politicians will appear in Poland, they will be elected and they will be happy. We also need to decide. To resist such a force is simply stupid. Together with them, we would be many times more successful. It's time to end the 1917 experiment.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 October 2021 23: 00
      It is impossible to predict. In 1985, no one in their right mind predicted the collapse of the USSR.
      But there is a serious point in your post.

      To resist such a force is simply stupid. Together with them, we would be many times more successful.

      Who is opposed to Europe? Does Russia set itself the task of confronting Europe? Together we would be more successful. Who can argue with this. But who buried the idea of ​​"Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok"? Those who pushed NATO to the East and initiated the Eastern Partnership. I would change your phrase. "To resist such a force as Russia is simply stupid. Together we would be many times more successful."
      And about the "moderate politicians" in Poland. Over the past 150-200 years, there have been no "moderate politicians" there.