MEPs threathen to take commission to court

EP Plenary session – Council and Commission statements – Emergency Legislation in Hungary and its impact on the Rule of Law and fundamental rights
Daina LE LARDIC © European Union 2020 – Source : EP

Members of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament are threatening to take the The EU’s politically independent executive arm. It is responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council. European Commission to court with an article 265 procedure regarding a long expected mechanism that is supposed to link EU funds to the rule of law. In a draft A non-binding political text adopted by an institution (e.g. the Parliament) expressing a position on a topic or assessing an event, possibly demanding action. resolution obtained by Politico, the S&D, Renew, the Greens and the Left express their regret over  the Commission’s inaction regarding the rule of law mechanism, and ask the Parliament’s President David Sasossoli to start the procedure if the Commission doesn’t act. The Commission says it’s working on it, but for the A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEPs it isn’t going fast enough. They’ve given the Commission two weeks to implement the mechanism. 

The mechanism comes after Poland and Hungary blocked a 1.8 trillion recovery package over plans to link EU payments to a Member State’s respect for the rule of law. This plan would probably hit Poland’s and Hungary’s wallets most. The stalemate over the recovery plan  came to an end when other EU leaders agreed to wait with implementing the rule of law mechanism until Poland and Hungary had had the chance to challenge already running proceedings on the topic of rule of law against them. 

In the meantime, the Commission is working on guidelines regarding the new measures. ‘We are intensively working towards the application of this conditionality regulation,’ says Commissioner on Values and Transparency Věra Jourová. The new measures could be triggered in the second half of 2021, says the Commission. And, although A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEPs are happy with the fact the Commission is working on it, they aren’t happy with the perceived lack of speed. 

If the Commission fails to satisfy the Parliament and the article 265 procedure is triggered, the Commission will get two months to implement the guidelines. If that is still not to the Parliament’s liking, the A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a representative in the European Parliament. MEPs have another two months to take their complaint to the European Court of Justice. If the ECJ decides the Parliament is right, it may force the Commission to act. 

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