Disquieting internal situations posing a threat to the founding principles of the European Union have recently emerged in the legal orders of the Member States. Suffice it here to mention Rumania, Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary. Poland represents the most recent example. In the past few weeks, a multitude of posts, blogs, and newspaper articles have addressed the issue from a political and legal perspective. The intention of this author is to contribute to the debate on the viability of the EU’s “rule of law mechanism” from a legal standpoint. Based on the first concrete steps taken against the Polish government pursuant to the European Commission’s Communication “ A new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law ”, this brief essay will review the changes introduced in the Polish legal order and critically assess how the Commission has confronted the situation under the Communication of March 2014.

Defending the rule of law in the European Union: taking stock of the Polish situation

DI FEDERICO, GIACOMO
2016

Abstract

Disquieting internal situations posing a threat to the founding principles of the European Union have recently emerged in the legal orders of the Member States. Suffice it here to mention Rumania, Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary. Poland represents the most recent example. In the past few weeks, a multitude of posts, blogs, and newspaper articles have addressed the issue from a political and legal perspective. The intention of this author is to contribute to the debate on the viability of the EU’s “rule of law mechanism” from a legal standpoint. Based on the first concrete steps taken against the Polish government pursuant to the European Commission’s Communication “ A new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law ”, this brief essay will review the changes introduced in the Polish legal order and critically assess how the Commission has confronted the situation under the Communication of March 2014.
G. Di Federico
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