MEPs vote to take Commission to Court over rule of law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the Parliament to take the European Commission to court for inaction on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism. Despite numerous breaches of the rule of law endangering the proper use of EU funds, the Commission has failed to activate the mechanism. MEPs, led by the Greens/EFA Group, gave the Commission a deadline of July 1st to use the mechanism and when this deadline passed, the Parliament voted to take the Commission to the European Court of Justice for failure to act under Article 265 TFEU. After the Commission's final refusal to launch the conditionality procedure, the Committee of Legal Affairs followed the recommendation of Greens/EFA rapporteur, Sergey Lagodinsky, to formally file the request for action against the Commission with the European Court of Justice.

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During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the rule of law situation and abortion ban in Poland, the Farm to Fork strategy, the UN Climate Conference (COP26), global tax deal and Pandora Papers, the 2022 EU budget, Frontex, ...

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This Thursday, ministers from all EU member states will meet and are expected to make pledges to protect the most vulnerable Afghans. This is the chance to tell them that European countries have an international responsibility to offer protection and welcome those most in need! Call on your minister to show solidarity!

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