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.