Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

Ticker

Green MEP to lead rule of law probe into Hungary

Greens MEP Judith Sargentini was appointed on Tuesday as rapporteur for the European Parliament's investigation into whether Hungary is in breach of the values of the EU. Sargentini's report will include recommendations on what steps should be taken against Hungary for backsliding on democracy. Based on the report, the EU parliament will decide whether to invite member states to start the Article 7 sanctions procedure against Hungary.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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