Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, leaves the building. The EU summit in Brussels did not bring a solution to the dispute over the rule of law in Poland. The debate was a step that should help on the way to a solution, it was said on Thursday evening from EU circles. Photo: Olivier Matthys / Pool AP / dpa
The debate was a step that should help on the way to a solution, it said on Thursday evening from EU circles. Political dialogue is needed here. The debate was conducted in a calm atmosphere and was an opportunity to better understand the different points of view. EU Council President Charles Michel thanked the heads of state and government for their constructive approach.
In addition to the rule of law, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her colleagues also discussed the recent sharp rise in energy prices and the common trade policy. The deliberations ended shortly before midnight. The second day of the summit on Friday will focus on migration and the digital world, among other things.
The background to the dispute with Poland is a ruling by the Polish Constitutional Court, according to which parts of EU law are incompatible with Poland’s constitution. This decision is viewed by the EU Commission and a number of other states as extremely problematic because it could give the Polish government an excuse to ignore its unpleasant judgments of the European Court of Justice.