In (which) law we trust? Constitutional democracy in the Member States and European values

For few years now, the situation in Poland has been a contribution to the discussion on the foundations of constitutional democracy, the rule of law and the extent of the obligations of MS to comply with the principles on which the EU is based. We will explore how institutions created as counter-majoritarian shields of constitutional democracy change their role becoming servants of parliamentary majority and to determine the influence of EU law on the situation in MS. Firstly the current practice of the Polish CC will be examined from the point of view of above mentioned function. Secondly, will analyse the battle currently conducted by judiciary for protection of independence of judiciary: the cooperation between Polish courts and the CJEU though preliminary ruling procedure on the one hand and governmental suggestion of contradictions between the Polish Constitution and EU law and it’s references to the Constitutional Court on the other.