Out of Order: the Polish Constitutional Court’s challenge to the European Union

What steps can the EU take to defend its legal order and protect the authority of the CJEU?

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A major ruling of Poland’s Constitutional Court challenging the primacy of EU law has escalated Warsaw’s legal and political dispute with Brussels and unleashed serious concerns of a ‘Polexit.’ In this week’s episode, host Mark Leonard speaks with Piotr Buras, head of ECFR’s Warsaw office, and Jana Puglierin, head of ECFR’s Berlin office, about the implications of the ruling for Poland as well as for the European Union. Should the EU fear ‘Polexit’? What steps can the EU take to defend its legal order and protect the authority of the Court of Justice of the European Union?

This podcast was recorded on 14 October 2021.

Further reading

Forget Polexit – the EU must defend the CJEU by Piotr Buras


Cover image:
Demonstration in Warsaw for free media, January, 9th 2016

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