Newshound for 21 June 2022

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Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS), has resigned from his post as deputy prime minister. Read more.

Source: Politico

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On Friday 24 June, the Our Rule of Law team will host open panel conversations with academics, civil society leaders, and judges from across Europe and beyond working to protect liberal democracy at the University of Groningen. Panelists include Márta Pardavi (co-chair, Hungarian Helsinki Committee), MEP Sophie in t’Veld, Jakub Jaraczewski (Research coordinator, Democracy Reporting International) and many other. Read more and register here.

When: 24 June 2022 13.30 - 15.20
Where: Academy Building, University of Groningen


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Covering Up and Rewarding the Destruction of the Rule of Law One Milestone at a Time – Professor Laurent Pech analyses how Ursula von der Leyen’s decision to approve Poland’s recovery and resilience plan despite its continuous violations of the Court of Justice’s rulings makes the European Commission complicit in the attacks against the rule of law. Read the article.

Source: Verfassungsblog

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