Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU
54 Journal of Common Market Studies, 2016, pp. 1045-1049
10 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2016 Last revised: 7 Mar 2018
Date Written: July 11, 2016
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
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