Newshound for 04 July 2022

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During the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union opening ceremony, Ursula von der Leyen has declared that the European Commission has not yet completed its assessment but she confirmed Věra Jourová’s statement: the new Polish law on the Supreme Court is not in line with RRF milestones. The Commission might not back down in the rule of law conflict as quickly as predicted. Read the article.

Source: Notes from Poland

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Professor Laurent Pech will give the opening speech of LUISS Guido Carli summer programme ‘Parliamentary Democracy in Europe’. His lecture will focus on rule of law principles in the EU and the question of transparency. The event’s aim is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of renowned international scholars, in particular in the fields of constitutional and EU law and in political science, to untangle problematic knots as transparency, accountability and secrecy issues. Read more about the event.

When: from 11 July 2022 to 15 July 2022
Where: Luiss Guido Carli, Rome - Italy


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As reported by Rule of law in Poland, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has admitted that it did not execute European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in case Dolińska-Ficek and Ozimek v Poland (49868/19) because the Polish government claims (spuriously) that Article 6 of the ECHR is unconstitutional. Read more.

Source: Rule of law in Poland

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Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans states that the legislation prepared and voted in the Polish parliament does not comply with the milestones that they had set. Read the article.

Source: The Guardian

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Professor John Morijn argues that the EU institutions have developed many political and policy tools meant to ensure that Member States comply with rule of law standard but they are not even trying to use them in the case of the Hungarian rule of law. The so-called Article 7 procedure, the European Commission’s Annual Rule of Law Report and the Council of Minister’s rule of law dialogue do not work when confronting illiberal governments. Read the article.

Source: Telex

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