MEP report urges EU to increase pressure on Poland over rule of law

By |maj 26th, 2020|civil liberties commitee, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

MEPs on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), working on a draft report on the situation in Poland, have called for "decisive action" by the other EU institutions.

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Hungarian detentions evidence of government intimidation, say critics

By |maj 14th, 2020|Hungary, News, rule of law|

Two men have been detained since Tuesday (12 May) on suspicion of ‘scaremongering’ after sharing posts critical of the government on Facebook, local media reported.

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EU launches judicial freedom case against Poland

By |april 29th, 2020|infringement procedure, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission launched a new formal procedure against reforms in Poland on Wednesday (29 April), giving Warsaw two months to alleviate concerns about a December law that the EU executive says threaten judicial independence.

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80 organisations, politicians and journalists call for ‘swift actions’ on Hungary

By |april 16th, 2020|coronavirus, hungarian law, News, rule of law|

Following the adoption of the controversial Hungarian coronavirus law, 30 MEPs and 50 journalists, academics and civiI society organisations call for "swift and decisive actions" to address "threats to the rule of law being carried out under the guise ...

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Austria says it still prefers dialogue with Hungary

By |april 8th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, emergency laws, health crisis, Hungary, News, pandemic, Parliament, rule of law|

After the Hungarian parliament adopted an emergency law that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orbán extensive powers on 30 March, 13 EU member states issued a joint statement on the need to protect rule of law. Austria, however, did not join as it prefers to seek dialogue, the country's EU minister, Karoline Edtstadler, told EURACTIV Germany.

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EU court blocks operations of Polish judge disciplinary panel

By |april 8th, 2020|judiaciary independence, News, PiS, Poland, rule of law|

Poland must immediately suspend the powers of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court as far as disciplinary cases against judges are concerned, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday (8 April).

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Power and journalism in Bulgaria: Deflecting embarrassing issues

By |marec 12th, 2020|Bulgaria, News, press freedom, rule of law|

The Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria is shooting at the messenger – they are blaming an investigative journalist for being “aggressive”, and disregard her disturbing findings: that the head of the country’s largest court occupies this post in breach of the law.

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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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