Newshound for 11 July 2022

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This week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will vote on the proposal for a Council decision on the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values by Hungary. Read the agenda.

Source: Guy Verhofstadt

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European Law Professor Laurent Pech has shared the English translation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) statement making explicit that the Polish government will continue to violate European Court of Human Rights’ rulings regarding Poland’s rule of law crisis and refuse from now on to pay compensation on account of their alleged constitutionality. Read the statement.

Source: Laurent Pech

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As reported by Rule of Law in Poland, the Polish government will not make public who exactly will receive money from the EU Recovery Fund. EU regulations enable it to do this, as they do not prevent embezzlement. Read the article.

Source: Rule of Law in Poland

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Jakub Jaraczewski has noted that the 2022 European Commission’s rule of law reports for all 27 EU Member States will be released on Wednesday. This year’s edition comes with recommendations for Member States and follows a wide consultation process. Read his thread.

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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The European Commission is prepared to unlock the recovery funds billions for Hungary if four conditions are met, affirms the Hungarian government. This, if true, is devastating news for the rule of law, warns Kim Lane Scheppele. Read her article.

Source: Verfassungsblog

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