Poland's PM accuses opposition of obstructing compromise

Poland's prime minister has accused the main opposition party of avoiding talks that could solve a political crisis while complaining about Poland to European institutions instead.

Poland's ruling conservative party is locked in a political conflict with the opposition that is stalling the work of the constitutional court. The Venice Commission, a European body of law experts, recently urged all of Poland's political forces to compromise.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Monday that politicians of the liberal Civic Platform, which ruled until November, "want no talks and instead travel, for example, to Brussels and complain about Poland and escalate the conflict."

Civic Platform leader Grzegorz Schetyna recently was involved in talks in Brussels about a planned European Parliament resolution on Poland.