Factbox-Why Polish court ruling is a crisis for EU, and what might happen next

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By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A ruling by Poland’s highest court challenging the supremacy of European Union law has plunged the EU into an existential crisis and raised questions about the eastern European country’s future in the bloc. How the drama will play out from here is far from clear. WHAT HAPPENED? Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, whose judges were appointed by the ruling eurosceptic nationalists of the Law and Justice party (PiS), ruled on Thursday that several points in articles 1 and 19 of the EU treaties were incompatible with the Polish constitution. This marks a shar…

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