For members of the European Parliament, the committee must act as quickly as possible against Hungary and Poland, which continue to violate democratic values.
Action or trial in the European Court of Justice within two weeks: this is the meaning of a resolution that will be voted on in the European Parliament on Thursday, June 10. It intends to force the committee to quickly implement the “conditional mechanism” adopted at the end of 2020, which makes the payment of community funds, especially the funds for the recovery plan, subject to respect for the rule of law. It specifically targets Hungary and Poland. In addition, the Commission recently launched a so-called “Article 7” procedure against these two countries. In theory, this procedure could lead to sanctions against member states that do not respect democratic rules. “In theory” because it means unanimous voting is impossible.
The text drafted by the members of the European Parliament aroused the need to defend the basic values within the EU, and they said “The situation continues to deteriorate” The rights of freedom of the media, rights of association and assembly, women, immigrants, LGBT people, etc. According to parliamentarians, the committee and council are not using the tools they can use and are delaying the application of the conditional rule, which will be difficult to negotiate in December 2020.
After reaching an agreement on a 750 billion euro stimulus plan, 27 people have stated that the mechanism will be binding.Yes In January 2021, European currency is paid to respect the rule of law. Warsaw and Budapest were confused and finally found an arrangement: if a country decides to refer the matter to the European Court of Justice to determine the legality of the document, the committee will wait for the decision of the Luxembourg judge. deal with. Catch and submit the first case to the council-the council must be consulted. Hungary and Poland-of course-decided to occupy the courts.
Members of the European Parliament believe that immediate action must be taken even before the judge will not issue a verdict before the end of the year. They pointed out that recently, the court has also noticed new crimes committed by Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, while the Bulgarian oligarchs themselves have been punished by the United States.
Most members of the European Parliament (with the exception of Eurosceptics and the far right) refuse to meet the “guidelines” the committee has now promised to apply the mechanism, and this will only be recommended by carefully planned diversion strategies. “No guidelines can undermine the intent of the co-legislators”, Indicates a resolution, citing the prerogatives of the Strasbourg Parliament.