EUROPEAN COMMISSION FLAGS FAILINGS IN EU NATIONAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) justice, consumers and gender equality Commissioner Věra Jourová has unveiled the EU’s 2018 Justice Scoreboard, highlighting failings in national justice systems, including not protecting judges from political influence. “The independence of courts and judges remains an issue in certain member states,” Jourová said, with the perception of independence ranging from nearly 90% in Denmark to 25% in Hungary, the worst performer. Jourová said that in the 2018 Scoreboard, “interference from politicians and government stand out as ...


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