Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer appointed Socialists’ negotiator on rule of law in 2023

Cyrus Engerer will be S&D rapporteur for EU rule of monitoring across member states

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer
Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer

Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer has been appointed the Socialists and Democrats negotiator on the Rule of Law in the European Union and member states in 2023.

Engerer said that the monitoring of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights is important to the European Union, representing the criteria needed for any country to join the European Union in the first place, known as the Copenhagen Criteria.

“During the past years I have worked on a number of resolutions dealing with the Rule of Law in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta, while I have represented the European Parliament in meetings with the constitutional courts of Germany and Czechia and next week will be in meetings with the Courts and other institutions in Washington DC, in the United States and Ottawa in Canada.

“I am honoured to have been chosen at the end of this mandate to work on the report on the situation of the Rule of Law in the European Union this year,” Engerer said.

Every member state of the European Union is monitored every year by the European Commission. “Unfortunately, in the EU, the biggest political group tires to hold back from debates on countries that have rule of law deficiencies simply because their Governments are of the same political family. Therefore, this report will be looking at all European Union Member States and the general situation of the Rule of Law in Europe,” Engerer said.

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