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European Parliament sues Commission over rule of law inaction

21:57, 29 October 2021
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The European Parliament sued the European Commision over its failure to punish member states who have violated the rule of law.


The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli blamed the European Commission for not releasing funds from the COVID-19 economic recovery package in compliance with EU norms.

“The @Europarl_EN's legal service just submitted the lawsuit against the European Commission for failure to apply the rule of law mechanism to the Court of Justice. We now expect the @EU_Commission to act. Words have to be turned into deeds,” Sassoli said in a statement on his Twitter.

This move might lead to tensions between Brussels and the Polish government as Poland currently is considering its own law over the standard one of the European Union. 

European lawmakers have urged the Union to suspend funding of countries that breach the rule of law.

Earlier an EU summit was held which attempted to addressPoland’s challenge to EU law primacy.