The rule of law in the European Union

Prevention and sanctioning under Article 7 TEU and other considerations

March 1 Thursday

Event fully booked

Date/time

March 1, 2018, 12.30 - 14.00

Loc.

Europabüro der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 11, Avenue de l’Yser, Brussels, Belgium

With

Thomas Zerdick, LL.M., Member of the Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, European Commission

Type

Experts' Meeting

On December 20, 2017, the European Commission took the unprecedented step of triggering the Article 7 procedure of the Treaty of the EU against Poland over the country’s judicial reform.

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The judicial reform has been criticised as a severe violation of the rule of law principle. Poland is not the only country accused of backsliding on the rule of law: Recently, the Commission has urged Romania to step back from a planned change in its court system. In our next meeting of the KAS Working Group on European Law, we will discuss the importance of protecting the rule of law throughout the EU and analyse the mechanisms available to the EU to prevent and sanction the abandonment of this core European principle. The workshop will take place on March 01, 2018.

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Contact person

Dr. Hardy Ostry

Head of European Office

Dr. Hardy Ostry
Phone +32 2 66931-51
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français

Mathias Koch

Research Associate European Office

Mathias Koch
Phone +32 2 66931-53
Fax +32 2 66931-62
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Italiano