If we do not step up efforts to defend the rule of law, the EU will be at risk, outgoing Rule of Law Commissioner Frans Timmermans told EU lawmakers on Thursday (5 September)

Timmermans lobbied MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to support the European Commission’s proposal to combine the application of the rule of law with access to EU funds.

“The European Commission calls on the Council and Parliament to rapidly adopt the regulation on the adoption of the protection of the EU’s budget in connection to the rule of law,” Timmermans urged MEPs.

The European Parliament has long been demanding the strengthening of mechanisms to protect the rule of law in EU countries.

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