Moncao - 8:14 am on Jan 23, 2007 (gmt 0)
"because Polish law supersedes EU law"
Where Poland has signed up to aspects of EU law it does not; it is for Poland to comply. Where Poland has not agreed to certain aspects, it can hardly be superseded as it was never in place in the first place n'est pas?
I think your problem is with Polish officials who do not yet know what they are doing - WHAT?!
I am in Portugal. When I want plants or seeds from any other EU country, I order them, no problem.
If I order from outside the EU I have to get the seeds and or plants certified in several respects (contaminant free, generation license, etc.), which is a real and expensive pain in the backside, like it used to be doing business anywhere in Europe before the EU.
So if I need seeds from the USA, I get them sent to England because that puts legal responsibility on the UK authorities who do not like doing anything to upset Uncle George, so they tend to let matters fly if it come from the states.
Then I get them sent here as they are then exempt regulations under EU law.
Same with luxury goods I want from the USA - I send them to England and sometimes have to pay a little duty and then have them shipped here to Portugal, quite legally as tax obligations have been fulfilled in the EU; if I had them sent to Portugal directly, I would pay 40% luxury tax plus duties.
My point is that of course there are national laws within the EU that make things difficult if you want to stand on a soap box.
But those differences also make opportunities if you prefer just to get on with life.
The EU allows massive cross border trade with fewer obstacles and protects your civil and human rights more than you have ever enjoyed before in your country's history.
The only people who do not like the EU in entirety are those outside it, those who fear it, those companies whose foreign trade policies would be curtailed or banned if subject to it and those governments whose foreign policies would be unlawful under it.
God bless the EU
God bless EU law