Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Article 7, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's top defence lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday (21 January) of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.

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Czech FM: Visegrad countries will continue to promote EU enlargement

By |januar 21st, 2020|Albania, Article 7, Czechia, enlargement, EU foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Josep Borrell, News, North Macedonia, treaty change, V4, Visegrad 4, Western Balkans|

The Visegrad countries will need some time to close the ditches they have dug in recent years, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček told EURACTIV.cz in an interview. He also voiced doubts about the need for a reform of EU membership negotiations, demanded by France, saying the process is already reversible at any stage.

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European Parliament calls on member states to act on Poland and Hungary

By |januar 16th, 2020|Article 7, Didier Reynders, Hungary, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

The EU must set out concrete demands and deadlines for Poland and Hungary over their rule of law and judicial independence situation, lawmakers in the European Parliament demanded in a Strasbourg debate on Article 7 on Wednesday (15 January). In...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za European Parliament calls on member states to act on Poland and Hungary

NGOs hail opinion urging EU court to annul Hungary’s restrictions on foreign financing

By |januar 14th, 2020|Article 7, civil society, European Court of Justice, Hungary, News|

Human rights watchdogs hailed on Tuesday (14 January) an opinion from the advocate general of the EU's top court which said restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad breach EU law.

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EU judges join Polish colleagues to protest ‘muzzle law’

By |januar 13th, 2020|Article 7, News, Poland, rule of law|

Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday  (11 January) to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU judges join Polish colleagues to protest ‘muzzle law’

Poles protest bill aimed at punishing judges

By |december 19th, 2019|Article 7, European Court of Justice, judicial reform, News, Poland, rule of law|

Thousands of people took to the streets across Poland Wednesday (18 December) to protest government proposals aimed at punishing judges critical of controversial judicial reforms.

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EU to check whether Polish bill on judges undermines court independence

By |december 16th, 2019|Article 7, News, Poland, rule of law|

The European Commission said on Monday (16 December) it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary, amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic standards.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU to check whether Polish bill on judges undermines court independence

‘Soros orchestra’: The next chapter in Hungary’s Article 7 odyssey

By |december 11th, 2019|anti-Semitism, Article 7, EU Council Presidency, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Zoltán Kovács|

The General Affairs Council held a thematic hearing on Tuesday (10 December) on the ongoing Article 7 procedure against Hungary, tackling the alleged breaches of judicial independence, academic freedom and freedom of expression, particularly media free...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Soros orchestra’: The next chapter in Hungary’s Article 7 odyssey

Polish reform erodes judicial autonomy: top court

By |december 6th, 2019|Article 7, European Court of Justice, News, PiS, Poland|

Poland's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (5 December) that a new judicial council charged with nominating and disciplining judges lacks independence, calling into question the government's court reforms.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Polish reform erodes judicial autonomy: top court

Thousands in Poland rally around suspended judge

By |december 2nd, 2019|Article 7, News, PiS, Poland, rule of law|

Thousands of Poles joined rallies on Sunday (1 December) in Warsaw and other cities nationwide to show support for a judge suspended for having questioned the government's controversial court reforms.

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