Opinion
22.10.2020

EU Rule of Law Report leaves open questions, writes Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Writing for Carnegie Europe, she cites 7 key issues the EU should confront in order to deal with democratic "backsliders."

The European Commission (EC) recently released its “2020 Rule of Law Report: The Rule of Law Situation in the European Union”, which many expected to provide a basis for sanctioning member states who do not adhere to the EU's shared democratic principles. In an analysis for Carnegie Europe, Hertie School Professor of Democracy Studies Alina Mungiu-Pippidi says the report falls short on providing an objective basis to sanction those who flout the democratic rule of law. She outlines seven key areas she thinks the EU needs to focus on, which she says are not addressed in the report. 

Find the full article on the Carnegie Europe website here.

The Hertie School is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from these pages.
Views expressed by the author/interviewee may not necessarily reflect the views and values of the Hertie School.