Renew Europe is demanding the European Parliament establishes a Committee of Inquiry on the abuse of Pegasus Spyware by EU governments against national opposition politicians, lawyers and journalists.
The European Union (EU) might impose new sanctions on Belarus as of Monday, 15 November, since Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko continues to use migrants to destabilise the security and stability of Poland, and therefore of […]
The liberal Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament wants new sanctions targeting the Lukashenka regime in Belarus. The call comes as a response to what the group calls ‘the continued trafficking and exploitation of migrants as part of a perverse hybrid war against the EU’.
The Commission is planning on using a new tool called conditionality mechanism against the Hungarian and Polish governments. The tool will allow the EU ‘’to suspend, reduce or restrict access to EU funding in a manner proportionate to the nature, gravity and scope of the breaches.’’ In other words, this mechanism will allow the Commission to freeze funds of member countries that do not comply with the EU’s rule of law standard.
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal, the highest court of Warsaw, declared that Polish law is above EU law on Thursday, 7 October. The Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling rejects one of the main principles in EU law: […]
The Budget Control Committee of the European Parliament wants to freeze part of the Frontex budget. MEPs believe there are still unresolved issues involving recruitment and financial management of the EU border and coast guard agency.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) asked Poland to pay a € 500,000 daily fine to the EU Budget for breaching EU Climate law on Monday, 20 September. Warsaw continued its mining […]
A group of around 30 refugees have been stuck in Usnarz Górny at the Poland-Belarus border, in conditions the International Organization for Migration called “extremely harsh (…) with limited access to drinking water and food, medical assistance, sanitation facilities and shelter”. Those conditions resulted now over the week-end in the death of four refugees – frozen to death as Polish border guards confirmed.
Members of the European Parliament are threatening to take the 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.
On Monday, EU ambassadors met to discuss the EU’s budget, or multi-annual financial framework (MMF), for the upcoming seven years and a COVID-19 recovery fund aimed at supporting member states in tackling the world wide pandemic – but Hungary and Poland did not play along…