EU ‘at risk of unravelling’ as Romania challenges bloc’s law supremacy

EU ‘at risk of unravelling’ as Romania challenges bloc’s law supremacy

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
  • Source: The Telegraph
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Middle East
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EU ‘at risk of unravelling’ as Romania challenges bloc’s law supremacy

The European Union's power over its member states was dealt a fresh blow last night after Romania became the latest country to rule that EU treaties do not override national laws . In a blow to the EU legal order, Romania's constitutional court disputed a second European Court of Justice ruling that said judges in Romania should put EU law above domestic legislation. "National constitutional courts ruling that EU law does not have supremacy over domestic laws is a development of very serious concern for the European Union," said Professor Gavin Barrett, an EU law expert at University College Dublin. Brussels has been forced to defend itself against a number of similar challenges by member states. Germany’s and Poland’s constitutional courts have both argued their judges should put domestic law first. Following Warsaw The European Commission is still at loggerheads with Warsaw over its defiance of the supremacy of EU legislation, which prompted fears of a “Polexit” . The European Commission is still at loggerheads with Warsaw over the supremacy of EU laws, which prompted fears of a “Polexit”. Complaints against Berlin were dropped after the German government sent reassurances that it fully supports the concept of primacy. Leaders in

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