Der Spiegel - No sanctions against rule of law violations

In an interview with Der Spiegel Lucas Guttenberg criticizes Germany’s proposal regarding the rule of law in the EU mechanism as too weak.

„It just does not fit together that countries face cuts when they violate the deficit criteria but not if they cut back on the independence of their courts“, criticizes Lucas Guttenberg in the interview. Sanctions must be proportionate and they „should not exactly hit pro-European regions and forces“. Lucas Guttenberg hopes for pressure from the European Parliament to strengthen the rule of law mechanism.   

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