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Civil society Oversight

European Ombudsman calls on Commission and Council to take more transparent stance in rule of law crisis

In her acceptance speech of Europe Prize awarded by the University of Flensburg, O’Reilly warns of loss of legitimacy in citizens’ eyes if EU’s rule of law standards are not applied transparently.

Credit: Europa-Universität Flensburg press service.
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Research

Call for Expressions of Interest: The Shared Management of EU Funds in Comparative Perspective

Three researchers organise exploratory workshop in Brussels in 28-29 April 2022, with long-term aim of creating research community in the area of NGEU spending implementation.

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Jurisprudence

Council to appeal the Pech judgment

Institution’s step comes after its Legal Service advices member state ambassadors to initiate proceedings, on grounds left invisible to the public.

They’d rather not have their expenditure of EU funds checked for rule of law breaking elements.
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Jurisprudence

Applicant found right on all pleas in rule of law conditionality transparency case

Laurent Pech, professor of European law and rule of law expert, had been refused access to a legal advice of the Council Legal Service related to rule of law conditionality regulation in 2019, in a decision that the General Court has now annulled.

European Council President Michel and Hungarian Prime Minister Orban chat during the 2020 negotiations for the MFF.