The basis for Poland's accession to the European Union is Article 90 of the Constitution, which defines the “scope and essence of integration”. As the Constitutional Tribunal has stressed many times in the past, the procedure of Poland's accession to the EU thus complied with the standards of constitutionality and the requirements related to the democratic legitimacy of such actions. However, Article 90 did not make a reference to the possible procedure of denouncing such an agreement. In the face of growing tensions between the Polish government and EU bodies, it is worth asking whether and under what conditions and under what procedure the Polish Constitution allows for the possible withdrawal of Poland from the EU? In which way the constitutional principles and limits of Poland's EU integration process were established? In this respect, do the provisions of the Polish Constitution protect against a possible Polexit through the “back door”?
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!