The European Court of Justice has ordered an expedited procedure on the rule of law against Hungary and Poland, writes the Portfolio. ‘Case C-156/21 concerning a conditionality mechanism for the protection of the EU budget in the event of a breach of the rule of law in a Member State and C-157/21. s. In Hungary and Poland v Parliament and Council, the President of the European Court of Justice has ordered the use of the accelerated procedure, ”the European Court of Justice said in a statement.
To all this, a hearing was scheduled for 11-12 October 2021.
The lawsuit will decide whether it is compatible with EU law to make the use of EU funds subject to the rule of law.
Following the judgment, the European Commission has yet to finalize its guidelines for the application of the rule of law mechanism, and only then can proceedings be initiated against Member States. Recently, however, the European Parliament has also been put under pressure by the European Parliament to make the rule of law mechanism operational before a court ruling.
This is also interesting because the procedure is expected to take seven to nine months,
so if only October 11-12. after the 2022 elections, the final decision can only be reached after the April 2022 elections.
Judit Varga: the decision is absurd, a conceptual procedure is taking place
In his entry, Minister of Justice Judit Varga wrote that the expedited procedure could also be ordered under pressure from the European Parliament.
It is absurd that the panel could only decide on a simple procedural issue arising from the Sargentini vote in almost three years, but now it devotes only a few months to deciding on one of the most important and complex legal issues in the history of the Union.
The Minister commented on the news.
He added that in his opinion, there is a “politically motivated conceptual procedure” against Hungary for its sovereign policy and rejection of migration.