Protecting the Fundamentals

Article 7 TEU is currently perceived to be an insufficient mechanism to protect the values […]

Policy Study

09/10/2014

Article 7 TEU is currently perceived to be an insufficient mechanism to protect the values of the European Union.  But what else can be envisioned under current EU law? Professor Pinelli, University of Rome “Sapienza”  analyses for the FEPS Jurists Network the possibilities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.) FROM THE COPENHAGEN CRITERIA TO ARTICLE 7 TEU

2.) SCOPE AND FEASIBILITY OF ARTICLE 7 TEU’S MECHANISMS

3.) THE POLITICAL UNWILLINGNESS TO USE ARTICLE 7 TEU’S MECHANISMS

4.) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARTICLE 2 AND ARTICLE 4 (2) TEU

5.) THE THREE MAIN HYPOTHESIS
A) PURELY JUDICIAL INTERVENTION
B) INFRINGEMENT ACTION
C) MONITORING RESPECT FROM MEMBER STATES OF ARTICLE 7 TEU’S OBLIGATIONS

6.) DIFFERENCES AMONG THE HYPOTHESIS
6.1. OBJECT OF THE INTERVENTION
6.2. LEGAL ISSUES
6.3. EFFICACY

7.) CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE EU MECHANISMS AIMED AT PROTECTING ‘THE VALUES ON WHICH THE UNION IS FOUNDED’ WITHIN MEMBER STATES

8.) COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S SANCTIONS AGAINST VIOLATIONS FROM MEMBER STATES OF THE RULE OF LAW AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Find all related publications
Publications
05/12/2022

Policy challenges and actions for a just climate transition

Recovery Watch Series
21/11/2022

The EU and North Africa: Towards a just Twin Transition?

In an era marked by a deficiency in sustainable growth and a profusion of novel […]
08/11/2022

Building resilient democracies

Challenges and solutions across the globe
23/10/2022

The EU and gender equality

FEPS Primers Series - Agnes Hubert
Find all related news
News
01/12/2022

Progressive MPs and MEPs advocate for the fulfilment of the promise made in Thessaloniki to the Western Balkans

Open letter to the European leaders ahead of the EU - Western Balkans Summit
15/11/2022

FEPS delegation at COP27

FEPS delegation was present at COP27, with the strategic objectives of mobilizing climate finance for […]
20/10/2022

Europe’s largest Gen Z-focused research ever conducted

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and ThinkYoung have conducted, over 3 years, Europe’s […]
18/10/2022

Open letter to call for a deep reform of the EU fiscal rules

FEPS cosigned an open letter to EU leaders calling for them to address the underlying structural […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

El PSC se reunirá de nuevo con el Govern el miércoles por los Presupuestos

by EuropaPress 24/11/2022
EuropaPress echoes the 'Twin Transition' event in Barcelona, organized by FEPS and Fundació Campalans, with the participation of Salvador Illa and FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues.

A baloldal főutcája

by Népszava 21/11/2022
Article by FEPS Secretary General László Andor on the state of social democracy after the PES congress - “The main street of the left”

La doble transición verde y digital como arma contra los depredadores de la energía

by Crónica Global 18/11/2022
Article by Pau Solanilla, Director of Fundació Rafael Campalans, ahead of the FEPS-Campalans event 'Figuring out the Twin Transition'

El reto de las Smart Cities, combinar digitalización y sostenibilidad

by ABC 18/11/2022
Article by Pau Solanilla, Director of Fundació Rafael Campalans, ahead of the FEPS-Campalans event 'Figuring out the Twin Transition'