Newshound

Why the AstraZeneca vaccine row matters for the rule of law; Commission moves to protect Polish Judges

Either the EU is bullying a company to hide its failure or the company’s trying to escape responsibility for its own production failures. High stakes.

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Newshound

So we didn’t need the Rule of Law Mechanism after all?

Back after the break to find that the Commission has discovered that it has the power to suspend payments to Poland and Hungary without using the Rule of Law mechanism

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Newshound

Rule of Law Compromise: Orbanisation without Representation?

Rule of Law Mechanism compromise risks Orbanisation without Representation.

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Newshound

Merkel wants rule of law compromise by both sides. New UK plans to break withdrawal agreement.

Merkel urges both sides to compromise. Appeasement? Poland totally landscaped over disciplinary chamber. UK to break withdrawal asgreement again.

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Debate

Don’t cancel Article 7 procedures to get EU Budget through. What didn’t work for Chamberlain won’t work for Merkel.

Cancelling Article 7 Procedures to get the EU Budget through would emppower autocratizing Hungary and Poland, trash Germany's reputation

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Newshound

This week was veto week. Six essential reads.

Essential reads from Hungary Poland Veto week. Feat. Micheál Martin. Council Legal Service. John Morijn and more.

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Newshound

Poland and Hungary Joint Declaration – What they said, and what they meant

Orbán and Poland's Morawiecki held a summit and produced a joint declaration. The Newshound decodes it so you don't have to (and catches them lying through their teeth).

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Newshound

Rumours of appeasement in Berlin. Orban vs Orbán. Domestic Disinfo.

German appeasement on rule of law rumoured. Orban vs Orbán. Why disinformation is domestically produced, not just Russian.

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