On the agenda this week: The EU’s plans to tackle soaring energy prices, Sebastian Kurz’s resignation as Austrian chancellor and a Polish challenge to the primacy of EU law.
POLITICO’s Zosia Wanat joins Andrew Gray to explain a bombshell decision by a top Polish court, which rejected the primacy of EU law over the national constitution in key areas. Zosia explains why it’s a big, big deal and explores the repercussions for Warsaw and the EU. Rule-of-law reporter Lili Bayer talks through the EU’s possible responses.
Zosia also reports on an effort by Poland and Hungary to get the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to strike down a new measure that allows the EU to cut off funds to countries considered to be breaching the rule of law.
In Vienna, POLITICO’s Matthew Karnitschnig speaks with independent Austrian analyst Thomas Hofer about Sebastian Kurz’s resignation as chancellor amidst stunning corruption allegations. We dive into the details of the scandal, as well as its implications for Austria and Europe’s conservatives.
And finally, energy prices are top of mind for Europeans struggling to pay record-high bills. POLITICO’s Aitor Hernández-Morales explains the causes of the price surge and unpacks the European Commission’s plan to help the bloc address the crisis.
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