MEPs Push Commission To Act After ECJ Dismisses Polish, Hungarian Challenge To Rule Of Law Mechanism
The European Court of Justice has dismissed a Polish and Hungarian challenge to a new law that would allow the EU to cut funds to member countries that violate democratic rights and freedoms. The final ruling by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice marks a milestone in the EU’s long-standing challenge with Poland and Hungary’s populist rulers over undercutting the rule of law. In a press briefing following the landmark ECJ ruling, four MEPs from across political lines insisted that while this Court judgement came to no surprise, this decision has taken away the last ‘excuse’ for the conditionality mechanism not to be used.
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