The conflict between the European Court in Luxembourg and the judge in Poland revolves around the introduction of a disciplinary committee for Polish judges. According to the European Court, judges in Poland are no longer at risk of being able to do their work independently because of the disciplinary committee.
That is why the European Court ordered not to introduce the college for the time being and will make a final decision on this on Thursday. But according to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, the Luxembourg court is not about that at all.
In principle, the following applies to all EU countries: European law weighs heaviest in decisions. This means that judgments of the European Court of Justice are binding and take precedence over national law.
But Poland wanted to get rid of that. The Court therefore considered, at the request of the prime minister, whether the constitution itself should be leading in the legality of decisions.