Michel offers flexible EU budget to convince sceptics

By |februar 14th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, Just Transition Fund, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, rule of law|

More flexibility within the Common Agriculture Policy and more money to less developed regions instead of a larger budget is what European Council President Charles Michel will offer to sceptic countries to agree on a new EU 7-year blueprint next week. 

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Days after Brexit, Macron visits Poland amid frosty ties

By |februar 3rd, 2020|defence procurement, Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, PiS, Poland, refugee crisis, rule of law, World War II|

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Poland on Monday and Tuesday (3-4 February) in an effort to reset frosty ties at a time when the departure of Britain from the European Union is reshaping political alliances in the 27-member bloc.

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Row heats up over Poland’s court reforms

By |januar 30th, 2020|Article 7, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

A long-running controversy in Poland over the government's judicial reforms intensified Wednesday (29 January) when its two top bodies -- the Constitutional and Supreme courts -- clashed over the appointment of judges.

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Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

By |januar 27th, 2020|Article 7, Jaroslav Kaczynski, News, PiS, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

Poland accused the European Union on Saturday (25 January) of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's top rule of law official.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

Polish parliament approves judge ‘muzzle law’, opposition denounces ‘coup d’état’

By |januar 24th, 2020|Andrzej Duda, Article 7, European Court of Justice, Malgorzata Gersdorf, News, Poland, rule of law|

Poland's parliament on Thursday (23 January) approved a controversial draft law aimed at disciplining judges who question government judicial reforms that the European Union says are out of step with the rule of law.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Polish parliament approves judge ‘muzzle law’, opposition denounces ‘coup d’état’

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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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...

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Hungary’s law on NGO foreign funding is unlawful, says EU court adviser

By |januar 14th, 2020|European Court of Justice, Hungary, News, NGO, rule of law|

Hungary's law that requires civil organisations to disclose their foreign donors is in breach of European Union rules that protect the bloc's fundamental rights, a legal adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday (14 January).

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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.

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‘Free Courts’ activists: Poland makes another big step towards Polexit

By |december 20th, 2019|European Court of Justice, News, Poland, Polish constitutional court, rule of law|

The Free Courts initiative is the last barricade that keeps the ruling PiS party from acquiring the absolute power in Poland, activists Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram and Michał Wawrykiewicz said in an interview with EURACTIV Poland’s editor-in-chief Karolina Zbytniewska.

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