In a resolution adopted yesterday in Strasbourg with 446 votes to 178 and 41 abstentions, MEPs state that the rule of law in Poland and Hungary has worsened. The large majority supporting the resolution included the votes of the European People’s Party (EPP) conservative group, with some significant exceptions: the Spanish MEPs from the Popular Party (PP) and the French from Les Républicains

The resolution calls on the Council of Europe to address concrete recommendations to the countries concerned, including deadlines, to ensure EU law is respected. “The failure by the Council to make effective use of Article 7 continues to undermine the integrity of common European values, mutual trust and the credibility of the European Union as a whole”, claims the text.