State of the Union 2018 speech

Commission President Juncker’s State of the Union speech is due to take place on Wednesday 12 September 2018. In their overview of the speech, Politico warn about a speech that will heavily focus on “migration, including plans to strengthen the European border and coast guard (get used to the acronym EBCG) and the EU’s asylum…

Hungary

MEPs to vote on the Report calling for Article 7(1) in Hungary – #VoteYes4Hungary

After Fidesz’ overwhelming electoral victory in April 2018, many observers believed Prime Minister Orbán would curb his voracious appetite for turning Hungary into an illiberal state. These expectations were grievously miscalculated. An illiberal state is nearing completion in Hungary. Hungary remains part of the European Union (EU), but its actions contradict the core values of…

A big win for Solidarity in France !

With their judgment on Friday, Constitutional Council recognises humanitarian help and solidarity as legitimate. On 6 July, the Constitutional Council in France confirmed fraternity as a core constitutional principle, and therefore stating that “helping others, even illegitimately present on the national territory, is legitimate“, in the name of Article 2 of the Declaration of Human…

The European Civic Forum calls upon president Juncker to seize the Court of Justice regarding Poland

In an open letter published today and sent simultaneously to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Civic Forum call upon the European institutions to prevent the Polish government from dismantling the Rule of Law. ECF President Jean-Marc Roirant wrote an open letter to Mr. Juncker, Mr. Timmermans (EC Vice-President in charge…