Democracy Reporting International, Rule of Law Report 2022
Top recommendations for the 2022 EU Commission rule of law report
Jakub Jaraczewski and Nino Tsereteli
The European Commission has started working on the 2022 rule of law report, which covers all 27 EU Member States and examines the state of the judiciary, freedom of the media, prevention of corruption, and other vital areas of concern related to the rule of law. This third instalment of the report sees some important changes, mainly the introduction of targeted recommendations and a follow-up mechanism.
At Democracy Reporting International (DRI), we have been closely monitoring developments on the rule of law across the EU and will raise some horizontal cross-cutting issues in the ongoing stakeholder consultation process. In this article, we will briefly elaborate on three areas we consider particularly important – the contestation of European courts by EU Member States, the rule of law aspects of the ongoing covid-19 emergency, and the shrinking civic space in the EU. We hope that this may inspire and assist other organisations who wish to contribute to the report.