German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned in response to questions concerning the EU-Poland rule of regulation dispute on Friday that the EU ought to resolve variations by means of mutual negotiations quite than court docket rulings.
Merkel informed reporters after assembly with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Crowe in Brussels: “We’re all EU member states, which implies we’ve a accountability to at all times search compromises-of course, not to surrender our ideas.”
The Polish Constitutional Courtroom dominated final week that a part of the EU regulation was inconsistent with the Polish Structure, undermined the core ideas of the EU, and supported Poland’s vote to go away the 27-nation group in the future.
The Polish right-wing populist authorities typically clashed with the European Fee on varied points reminiscent of LGBT rights and judicial independence, which led to a number of instances earlier than the European Courtroom of Justice.
“I believe it is time for an in-depth dialogue with the Polish authorities on easy methods to overcome these issues,” Merkel mentioned. “It’s completely right that the case needs to be determined by the European Courtroom of Justice now and again.”
However the outgoing chancellor is anxious concerning the variety of instances that can ultimately enter the EU Supreme Courtroom.
De Crowe mentioned he agreed with Merkel’s view.
“This may increasingly develop into a giant downside, but when we get entangled, we are able to stop it from turning into a giant downside… I believe criticism and accusations will get us nowhere,” he mentioned.