Joint letter on the state of play of Article 7 procedures
Civil society organisations sent a letter ahead of the General Affairs Council on 14 December when EU affairs ministers will hear from the European Commission on the latest developments and take stock of the situation regarding respect for EU values in Hungary and Poland as part of the Article 7 procedure.
The briefing by the European Commission is bound to include several highly problematic developments in both countries since the last Article 7 discussions held in June this year. These developments include bold defiance of the authority of the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights by the governments of both Poland and Hungary. The failure to respect, let alone comply with, judgments of these courts constitute a further degradation of the rule of law within the EU that must be halted as a matter of urgency.
The letter is available here.
- Joint Letter Article 7 TEU December 2021 GAC pdf, 134 KB Download