Newshound for 12 July 2022

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The European Commission will publish the new rule of law reports tomorrow. In the meanwhile, Commissioner Didier Reynders has met Hungarian Minister of justice Judit Varga and has underlined the importance of complying with the European Court of Justice rulings. He also offered assistance with addressing already identified systemic rule of law challenges.

Source: Didier Reynders

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Hungary, Poland and the ‘Community of Fate’. In February 2022, the ECJ delivered a ruling in cases brought by Hungary and Poland against the European Parliament and the European Council on the regime of conditionality for the protection of the EU budget. Jake Goodman-Palmer claims that instead of undermining the European commitment to the rule of law, by daring the Court to respond, Poland and Hungary may have inadvertently consolidated the place of rule of law in the heart of EU identity. Read his article.

Source: Verfassungsblog

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Jakub Jaraczewski affirms that the situation at Polish Constitutional Tribunal (CT) sis getting more intersting. Tribunal Vice-President Mariusz Muszyński has issued a statement saying that he should not be associated with any alleged Government-Tribunal consultations. In addition, he has distanced himself from CT President Julia Przyłębska even if they used to be quite close allies until recently. Read his thread.

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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