EU priorities 2022

On 19th October, the European Commission published its ambitious work programme for 2022. This includes 42 new policy initiatives across 6 key priorities outlined by Commission President von der Leyen in her State of the European Union  address on 15th September. Among these initiatives, strengthening pandemic preparedness, closing the climate finance gap, leading the digital transformation and enhancing strategic global partnerships [...]

By |2022-04-09T14:25:17+00:00October 21st, 2021|COVID-19, European Commission, Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on EU priorities 2022

Rule of law

Safeguarding the rule of law, democracy and EU values such as media freedom were among the priorities highlighted by Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen on 19th October in response to the recent decision of the Polish constitutional court challenging the supremacy of EU law. The President issued a strong statement condemning the decision and outlining the [...]

By |2022-04-09T14:26:05+00:00October 21st, 2021|European Parliament, Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Rule of law

Rule of law

As part of its continued efforts to strengthen the rule of law in Europe, the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council will host the first annual high-level conference on the rule of law in Coimbra on 17th and 18th May 2021. In parallel, the European Commission (EC) is preparing its 2nd annual report on [...]

By |2021-11-05T10:26:00+00:00April 20th, 2021|Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Rule of law

Rule of law: First EC Rule of Law report, EU budget & rule of law

The European Commission (EC) has published its first ever report on the state of the rule of law in the EU 27 Member States (MSs). The report provides an overview of the situation in each MS based on criteria including independence of the judiciary and media pluralism. The report is intended to raise awareness [...]

By |2021-11-05T10:26:37+00:00October 13th, 2020|European Commission, Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Rule of law: First EC Rule of Law report, EU budget & rule of law
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