Newshound for 17 May 2022

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen says the EU will only disburse billions of euros in frozen funds to Poland once it demonstrates that it has implemented the agreed reforms to its disciplinary regime for judges. Read the article here.

Source: Notes from Poland

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MEP Terry Reintke, Vice-President of @GreensEFA in the European Parliament, will presents her report on the Rule of Law assessment of the European Commission tomorrow.

Source: EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

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MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld, member of the Renew Europe group, will organise an event to discuss on the rule of law crisis that is threatening the very fabric of the EU. Tommaso Pavone, assistant professor of the University of Arizona, R. Daniel Kelemen, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, and Jakub Jaraczewski, research coordinator at @DemocracyR working on @reconstitutEU will join the discussion as panelists. Márta Pardavi, Co-Chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Adrian Coman, petitioner in the landmark Coman case at the CJEU, will also be speaking. Join the event!

When: 18 May 2022 | 12.00-13.45



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Ahead of the Council’s fourth Article7 hearing about Hungary on 23 May, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes stock of further backsliding on Rule of law, democracy and Fundamental Rights since the last hearing in June 2021, proposing recommendations to remedy these issues. Read the note.

Source: Hungarian Helsinki Committee

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