EUROSFAT 2018 – Re-founding the Union

Upholding democracy and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

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Date/time

June 8, 2018, 11:00 - 13:00

Loc.

Bucharest, Romania

Type

Panel

At the EUROSFAT Forum 2018 on European Affairs RLP SEE and Europuls are organizing a panel debate aiming to promote discussions on the importance of upholding democracy and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe and how can the EU help.

The EU has been hit by different “existential” crisis over time, but there is one persistent threat in Central and Eastern European countries that is growing and spreading its roots. Upholding democratic values and the rule of law, the very core of the EU, has become a difficult task for the civil society in Poland, Hungary and Romania. Propaganda, nationalistic attitudes expressed by government officials, controversial reforms, political capture of the media and judiciary have left the EU with very few responses and solutions.

What are the main protection instruments when EU values are in danger? Is art.7 TEU an effective mechanism? Should corruption and rule of law be monitored in all member states? How to strengthen the rule of law in EU member states? What is the role of citizens in upholding democracy and the rule of law in their societies?

These are just a few questions that will be tackled during this year’s debate.

More details on the panel coordinated by KAS RLPSEE will be available soon.

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Contact person

Raluca Dobrean

Research Assistant/Programme Coordinator

Raluca Dobrean
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