Protecting the rule of law in the EU

Jul 21, 2021, 04:09 PM

Assessing the tension between the EU and member states on rule of law issues

Over the past decade, the legal and judicial systems of some EU member states have frequently been at odds with the EU’s requirements of independence, impartiality and adherence to the rule of law. 

Political appointments of judges and often spurious proceedings against them are among the issues causing tension, and Covid-19 has caused further aggravation.

Despite employing various measures to effect change, the situation has not improved. So what can be done?