How will the incoming von der Leyen Commission strengthen the rule of law in the EU? Democracy Reporting International and Verfassungsblog explore this challenge in an Online Symposium – a series of linked articles dealing with topics ranging from fundamental questions on values of the EU to the details of specific actions by the Commission.
The symposium, hosted by Verfassungsblog, includes the following contributions:
- The von der Leyen Commission and the Future of the Rule of Law by professor Petra Bárd (Central European University)
- Fundamentals on Defending European Values by professor Armin von Bogdandy (MPIL Heidelberg)
- Old friends, new friends? Prospects for EU’s cooperation with intergovernmental organisations in promotion of the rule of law by Jakub Jaraczewski (DRI)
- The Rule of Law Crisis as the Watershed Moment for the European Constitutionalism by professor Aleksandra Kustra-Rogatka (UMK Toruń, re:constitution Fellow 2019-20)
- When Journalists Weaken Democracy or How to Better Communicate the Rule of Law by Michael Meyer-Resende (DRI)
The symposium will also include a forthcoming piece by professor Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University) on how Brexit figures into EU’s action on the rule of law.
This symposium is part of the re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe programme designed to promote better public debate on the rule of law and democracy in Europe. re:constitution is implemented by Democracy Reporting International and the Forum Transregionale Studien with funding from Stiftung Mercator. Find out more at the programme website.