An EU mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights. CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe No. 91/April 2016Thursday, 21 April 2016

@inproceedings{Brd2016AnEM,
  title={An EU mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights. CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe No. 91/April 2016Thursday, 21 April 2016},
  author={Petra B{\'a}rd and Sergio Calixto Carrera and Elspeth Guild and Dimitry Kochenov},
  year={2016}
}
The European Union is founded on a set of common principles of democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental rights, as enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union. Whereas future Member States are vetted for their compliance with these values before they accede to the Union, no similar method exists to supervise adherence to these foundational principles after accession. EU history proved that this ‘Copenhagen dilemma’ was far from theoretical. EU Member State governments… CONTINUE READING