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According to Hungarian Journalist Katalin Halmai, Hungary has decided to revive an anti-corruption body that was abolished years ago in order to comply with the conditions of the European Commission in the ongoing negotiations about the Hungarian Recovery Plan. Read more.

Source: Katalin Halmai

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‘I do not consult on rulings with anyone,’ Julia Przyłębska, tells POLITICO amid accusations that her rulings have helped enable the government’s controversial reforms. One of Poland’s highest-ranking judges may have chatted with the Prime Minister’s office before making critical decision. However, according to her, she is independent. Read the article.

Source: Politico

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‘We have really demonstrated maximum goodwill. From the point of view of the treaties, we are under no obligation to listen to the Union on the justice system. None whatsoever’, affirms J. Kaczyński, de facto leader of the Polish government, asked about the ‘milestones’ in the National Recovery Plan. Read the article published by Rule of law in Poland.

Source: Rule of law in Poland

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