The Council of the EU adopts a new action plan on human rights and democracy for the period 2015-2019. With the plan, the Council reaffirms the EU's commitment to promote human rights and democracy worldwide.
The Dutch House of Representatives has expressed support for a more humane European asylum policy, and in so doing has scrapped the plan of right-wing ruling party VVD to abolish the European asylum policy and close the European borders once and for all.
Three human rights organizations have published their analysis of the proposed EU directive on the presumption of innocence, and made recommendations for amendments, to ensure its compliance with international human rights law.
Fundamental EU values, such as democracy and respect for human rights, are scarcely implemented in Hungary. Four NGOs have summarized the most important governmental and legislative measures introduced since 2010 that run counter to EU principles.