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The European Parliament voted to call for a Convention to revise the EU’s governing Treaties. Proposed revisions are likely to include measures to strengthen the rule of law. The Council now has to decide whether it agrees with the Parliament’s call for a Convention.

Source: AFCO Committee Press

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As reported by Jakub Jaraczewski, on Thursday 16 June, the European Court of Human Rights will hand out its crucial judgment in the case Żurek v. Poland. The case concerns a judge who was a member of National Council of Judiciary, the constitutional body in Poland. Waldemar Żurek, who has been removed from the NCJ before the end of his term, claims that there was no legal avenue to challenge his removal. Read more

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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Censuring von der Leyen’s Capitulation on the Rule of Law - EU law professor Alberto Alemanno has analyzed the effect of the possible motion of censure against Ursula von der Leyen over her rule of law deal with the Polish parliament. On Monday, three members from the Renew Europe group took the initiative to launch a call for signatures for a motion of censure of the Commission under Article 127 of the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament. Read the article and his thread.

Source: Alberto Alemanno

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Despite pressure at the EU level for compliance with the rule of law, Polish Parliament rejected all Senate’s amendments to the law on the Supreme Court. Now the proposal needs for the President’s approval. Read more here..

Source: Rule of Law in Poland

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Find the text of the European Parliament’s resolution on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national recovery plan here.


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