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14 Jun: As Rule of Law blocks EU budget, EU Parliament proposes to sue EU Commission

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

In a recent turn of events, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), in their plenary session of 10 June 2021, instructed their president, David Sassoli, to demand that the EU Commission “fulfil its obligations” under the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation. This formal request, made as a resolution, relates specifically to the new conditionality instrument to protect the EU budget Recovery Fund which was introduced on 1 January 2021. Whilst there has always been a battle for controlling power between the equally levelled European Parliament and the European Commission, such …