Newshound for 30 May 2022

What's happening

Permalink

EU Council President Charles Michel scheduled a special Council meeting to discuss the latest developments in relation to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, EU security and defence, progress in phasing out the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuel, oil and coal imports, and food security, including international coordination and how to ensure a comprehensive global approach. Read the background brief and watch the live streaming.

Source: EU Council

Tags:

Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA reports Polish judges letter to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee asking to restore the rule of law in Poland. Read the letter.

Source: IUSTITIA (Association of Polish Judges)

Tags:

Events

Permalink

On Friday 24 June, Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney and Professor in the Centre for Europe in the University of Warsaw, will give a speech to young law students at the University of Groningen. The event will host open panel conversations with academics, civil society leaders, and judges from across Europe and beyond working to protect liberal democracy. Read more about his participation.

When: 24 June 2022
Where: University of Groningen
Registration Link

Tags:

Commentary

Permalink

The Bank of Viktor Orbán - Orbán has long been convinced that economic influence must underpin political power to make his regime enduring. In fact, in his three terms in office since 2010 Orbán created a nearly unbeatable political machine. The Bankholding will help him consolidate his oligarchic regime, a resilient local economic and social elite. Read the Financial Times article and an accurate thread written by the Hungarian journalist Katalin Halmai.

Source: Financial Times

Tags:

Monika Frąckowiak, judge of the District Court in Poznań and board member of MEDEL, affirms that never before have the judges in Europe been so unified and united. Read the article.

Source: Rule of law in Poland

Tags:

MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld and EU law professor Alberto Alemanno call for EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s action: criteria for disbursing EU funds must be clarified in order to avoid dangerous precedent. CJEU rulings can’t just be complied with on political convenience.

Source: Alberto Alemanno

Tags:

According to AFP News Agency, EU struggles to break deadlock on Russian oil ban before summit. The latest round of proposed sanctions by the EU has been blocked by Hungary that is dependent for 65 per cent of its oil needs on Russian crude supplied via the Druzhba pipeline. Read more.

Source: AFP News Agency

Tags:

Updated: