EU Commission Supports Linking Funds to Respect for Democratic Values

The European Commission said on Wednesday, 14 February, that EU funds to member states should be conditional on their respect for democratic values. "It is... the moment to consider how the link between EU funding and the respect for the EU’s fundamental values can be strengthened,” the Commission said in a statement. Despite this positive attitude, the Commission has given no details on the parameters of this link or its enforcement in practice.