Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU

54 Journal of Common Market Studies, 2016, pp. 1045-1049

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2016-26

10 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2016 Last revised: 7 Mar 2018

Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Amichai Magen

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Laurent Pech

Middlesex University - School of Law

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Date Written: July 11, 2016

Abstract

Faced with the 'crisis of the Rule of Law' caused by the 'backsliding' of some Member States the EU institutions failed to react in a speedy and efficient manner. This contribution introduces the Journal of Common Market Studies symposium edited by the authors and dealing with the state of the Rule of Law in the EU and the reactions from the Council, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU to the outstanding challenges. Although much is seemingly being done, there is little room for optimism.

Keywords: EU law, Rule of Law, EU Values, Principles of EU Law, Democracy, Poland, Hungary

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry and Magen, Amichai and Pech, Laurent, Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU (July 11, 2016). 54 Journal of Common Market Studies, 2016, pp. 1045-1049; University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2016-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808101

Dimitry Kochenov (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK
Netherlands

Amichai Magen

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

Laurent Pech

Middlesex University - School of Law ( email )

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

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