EU reconstruction funds: The rule of law to protect

It is true, what the Chancellor said on Wednesday in the European Parliament: "human and civil rights are the most valuable asset we have in Europe." Then you

EU reconstruction funds: The rule of law to protect

It is true, what the Chancellor said on Wednesday in the European Parliament: "human and civil rights are the most valuable asset we have in Europe." Then you should protect this Well-but also, because governments in Hungary and Poland, working on it for years, and judges to submit to. It is not enough if the European court of justice leads the always before eyes. The Orbán's and Kaczynski's will only relent if you financial penalties. Now is the Moment seam to have the the Europe should lead in the EU law – when the heads of state and government negotiate, the heads of the end of the week, well over 1800 billion euros, from the Corona-crisis.

President of the Council, Charles Michel has made a good and a bad proposal. The good: The States should decide on the basis of a rule of law report of the Commission on sanctions; by contrast, Warsaw and Budapest have been blocked so far. The bad: funds should only be reduced if a qualified majority of countries voted in favour.

This Quorum not coming together today, because the rule of law consciousness is not just in Central and Eastern Europe will remain fragile. Conversely, it would be better: Who wants to prevent sanctions, will need to muster a qualified majority. The European Parliament establishes this Position just as a red line for his acceptance of the financial decisions. Angela Merkel should put their words to action.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 05:20

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