Newshound for 01 July 2022

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Today the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins. Among the priorities, the Czech Presidency will focus on strenghtening the resilience of institutions that have a major influence on maintaining and developing values of democracy and the rule of law in the European Union. Read more.

Source: Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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On 28 and 29 June, the European Court of Justice held a hearing concerning the rule of law in Poland. The streaming is now available here.

Source: European Court of Justice

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Commissioner Věra Jourová expanded on the statement made yesterday during the hearing of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes. She noted that the European Commission is still in the process of assessing the new law on the Disciplinary regime in Poland. Read her tweet.

Source: Věra Jourová

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Professor Laurent Pech has shared letters from 5 Commissioners addressed to Ursula von der Leyen in relation to the Polish recovery and resiliance plan. Read the letters.

Source: Laurent Pech

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Our CEO Garvan Walshe was interviewed by Hungarian independent news site 24.hu at the Unhack Democracy Conference. He said Hungary’s system was unfair, but a well-organised opposition could still remove Orban next time. Read the article

Source: 24.hu

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