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After a month-long stalemate on the sixth sanctions package, EU leaders have reached an agreement on Russian oil embargo. Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have been granted extra time to decrease dependece on Russian crude oil. Read the article.

Source: Financial Times

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Polish rule of law defenders ask European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen not to give up on implementation of CJEU judgments on judicial independence in Poland. The recent initiative of the Polish Government and the Polish Parliament to replace the existing Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court by another body does not meet the criteria established by European courts to re-establish the Rule of Law in Poland. Read the article.

Source: Rule of law in Poland

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán finally dropped his veto on Russian oil ban after a compromise was reached exempting imports by pipeline, leaving Hungary completely unaffected. Watch Orbán’s video declaring victory and read journalist Dave Keating’s analysis on EU Council meeting.

Source: Dave Keating

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Hungary: Purported “emergency” must not be used as a pretext for further attacks on the rule of law. The ICJ condemns the declaration of yet another state of emergency by the government of Hungary Read the article.

Source: International Commission of Jurists

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Poland Prime Minister has welcomed the EU’s decision to ban most Russian oil imports. Read more.

Source: Notes from Poland

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