Funding cuts acceptable only for systemic breaches of rule of law

Local and regional leaders from across the European Union have thrown their support behind proposals from the European Commission and the European Parliament designed to strengthen the rule of law, including the possibility of sanctioning states for “serious and systemic” breaches. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) also urged EU institutions to promote a culture of respect for the rule of law by involving local communities more, including public administrations and the “networks of” ombudsmen working at the local and regional level.

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