Why are Fidesz and PiS so opposed to rule of law conditionality, and can the EU get its budget and corona recovery package through without them?
MEPs just voted on two legislative proposals that could see the EU doing more to protect our rights against encroaching authoritarians. They're both based on ideas outlined by Liberties. Here's what the votes mean and what happens next.
On 2nd May the European Commission put a proposal for a new mechanism on the table that would allow it to stop governments receiving EU funds if they interfere with the independence of their judicial systems. This is a victory for Liberties.
The governments of Poland and Hungary expressed their concerns over the so-called conditionality proposal in the EU budget negotiations that would allow the EU’s executive body to link some funds to respect for the...