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‘No money to Poland without rule of law’, said Ursula von der Leyen during her speech at the European Parliament’s plenary session. Despite dissent in the European Parliament, EU Commission President underlines that the disbursement of funds is conditional upon the reaching of the milestones. The Commission will continue to enforce CJEU ruling and apply penalty payments until Poland complies. Read more.

Source: EUobserver

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Russian Parliament votes to break with European Court of Human Rights. The lower house of the Russian Parliament has approved two bills: the first bill removes Russia from the ECtHR’s jurisdiction and the second bill sets March 15 as the cut-off point. This means that ECtHR rulings against Russia made after that date will not be implemented. Read more.

Source: Reuters

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During the 2021 Riga Justice Conference, judges from EU Member States held a dialogue on the common constitutional architecture at the Riga Justice Conference. Speakers’ contributions are now available online here. As noted by Jakub Jaraczewski, research coordinator at Democracy Reporting International, the contribution by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal has yet to be published. The Polish Tribunal was represented at that conference by judge Bartłomiej Sochański who would, one month later, be the rapporteur in the ‘EU law has no primacy in Poland’ judgment K 3/21. Read his thread

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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In response to Ursula von der Leyen’s affirmation that ‘all recovery plans are linked to reforms’, MEP Thijs Reuten noted that Member State compliance with the Treaties, ECHR and CJEU judgments can not be considered as a reform. Read his thread.

Source: Thijs Reuten

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On Monday, UK Conservative Party’s MPs voted on whether they want Boris Johnson to remain the Party’s leader. 41 percent of the Conservative Party’s MPs refused to support him. Senior figures throughout the UK Parliament expect Boris Johnson to resign within months but it will be almost impossible to persuade the Prime Minister to do so. Read more.

Source: Politico

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Debate on the Polish Recovery Plan in the European Parliament.


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