Constitutional Tribunal says even though Poland is an EU member, domestic issues concerning judiciary and court system remain sole purview of Polish authorities and legislation.

Poland’s constitutional court has ruled that interim measures imposed on the Polish judicial system by the top European court are against the country’s constitution, accelerating the collision course between Poland’s right-wing government and Brussels.

Legal observers interpreted Wednesday’s decision from Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal as a move by the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party to undermine the power of European Union laws within the country and even a step away from the 27-nation bloc. Poland joined the EU in 2004, agreeing to abide by its rules and laws.

“The refusal to implement rulings of the European Court of Justice in

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