Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the Polish Constitutional Tribunal ruling

08.10.2021 - Press release

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gave the following statement to the Funke media group today (8 October) on the ruling by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal:

If a country takes a political decision to be part of the EU, it must also ensure that it implements the agreed rules in full. Being a member of the European Union means pursuing shared values, benefiting from a strong internal market and speaking with one voice. But it also means adhering to common rules that form the foundation of the European Union – with all the consequences. The Commission has our full support in its task of ensuring that European law is applied throughout the EU.


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