|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 700|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Report|
Report published by the European Commission on 20 July 2021, assessing the situation in the European Union (EU) as a whole and in each Member State as regards the rule of law.
The annual Rule of Law Report is at the centre of the Commission's Rule of Law Mechanism. This is yearly cycle aimed at promoting the rule of law and preventing problems from emerging or deepening further. It aims to improve understanding and awareness of issues, identify challenges and support countries in finding solutions. It also allows Member States to exchange best practice, discuss among themselves and learn from each other. The objective of the Mechanism is preventive and it is separate from other elements in the EU's Rule of Law Toolbox. It complements but it does not replace the Treaty-based mechanisms for the EU response to serious rule of law issues in Member States.
This report is the result of dialogue with national authorities and stakeholders, looking at the same issues in all Member States. The assessment focuses on significant developments since the adoption of the previous report, and it applies the same methodology. This annual report was published by the European Commission on 20 July 2021. It is the second annual Rule of Law Report issued by the Commission. The report is accompanied by individual chapters covering the reality in each EU Member State.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Law, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Audiovisual | Media Services, Corruption | Fraud | Mismanagement, Democracy, Justice Systems, Rule of Law|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|