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Expert Roundtable Report: Fundamental Values in EU member states

Report on an Expert Roundtable on legal mechanisms and reforms of EU Law, Berlin, 30 January 2014

There is a consensus, confirmed by participants, that something needs to be done to strengthen the EU’s response to democracy crises in EU member states. The problem is manifest. As one participant noted: “We are in a situation where citizens from a member state are granted political asylum in Canada.” The EU’s fundamental values, expressed in Article 2 EU Treaty, are not respected everywhere.

Participants noted a number of reasons why a democracy problem in one member state represents a problem for all.


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