EU Takes Aim at Rule of Law Violators

Donald Tusk, CC Flickr EU2018BG Bulgarian Presidency, modified,


The European Parliament is considering legislation that allows for budgetary sanctions to be levied against a member state showing “deficiencies” in respecting the rule of law. Even though the actual content and intent of the proposal is not as invasive as it might seem at a first glance, as the legislative procedure advances, the draft will inevitably provoke intense debate over the EU’s fundamental values and the possibility of bureaucratic overreach.


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