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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.