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02.09.2020

Deutschlandfunk Kultur - Parliament links rule of law mechanism to EU budget

The European Parliament will use its budgetary power to link EU funds to the rule of law says Christian Freudlsperger in a podcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Negotiations on the EU budget and its distribution unleash debates on the EU’s fundamental values and their protection. According to our Research Coordinator Christian Freudlsperger "the EU should use its leverage with the budget and the rule of law mechanism towards member states violating the EU’s core principles“. Franziska Brantner, Member of the Advisory Board of the Hertie School, adds that "those wanting European money cannot destroy their democracies at home“. 

Listen to the full podcast (in German) here.

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