Between 2015 and 2019, Poland recorded its most significant regression in the field of human rights protection since 1989, claim experts from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in their latest report.
France and Germany have presented a joint call asking for formal hearings under Article 7 in the Council, to take place in June after the elections, on the serious threats to fundamental values in Hungary and Poland.
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.
We are fooling ourselves if we think our rule of law is invulnerable. It's more important than ever before that the legislative, executive and judicial branches work together to protect the rule of law.