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The European Commission has accepted Poland’s Recovery Plan despite the fact that rule of law concerns have yet to be addressed in their entirety. Read the article.

Source: Politico

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán refused to vote on EU sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia’s Orthodox Church. Read the article.

Source: Reuters

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The Annex to the European Commission’s decision to approve Poland’s Recovery Plan sets a clear deadline for judicial reforms: the second quarter of 2022. The European Commission requests Poland to change the rules of procedure of the Sejm, to strenghten the independence and impartiality of the courts and to remedy the situation of those judges who have been affected by decisions of the Disciplinary Chamber. Read the thread

Source: Rule of law in Poland

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The EU Commission has fallen for a feint. Jakub Jaraczewski, Research Coordinator at Democracy Reporting International working on re:constitution, shares his point of view on EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s recovery fund deal with Poland and what it means for the rule of law. Read his article.

Source: Verfassungsblog

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