Budget conditionality

01 Jul: Rule of Law: start applying budget conditionality immediately

(Source: European Parliament)

Guidelines currently being developed by the Commission are not necessarySituation in some member states warrants immediate launch of investigations

The budget conditionality regulation does not require any additional clarification to be applied and rule of law breaches must be addressed without delay, say MEPs.

In a resolution adopted by the Budget and Budgetary Control committees on Thursday with 53 votes 11 against and 2 abstentions, MEPs regret that the Commission has decided to abide by the non-binding December 2020 European Council conclusions and delay application of the budget conditionality regulation.

Guidelines should not restrict the law

They stress that the …