Some Member States of the European Union, including Poland, Hungary and Romania, seem to "deviate" from the "liberal-democratic path" and this is "the biggest challenge for the EU at the moment", he wrote on Tuesday Twitter Vice President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen.
"The whole of the EU is based on liberal democratic values, including the rule of law: some Member States, including Poland, Hungary and Romania, seem to deviate from the sustainable democratic-liberal path," said Katainen, European Commissioner for Posts. work, growth, investments and competitiveness, writes agerpres.ro.
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"In my opinion, this is the biggest challenge for the EU at the moment," he added in his post on Twitter, resuming a statement in an interview at Davos World Economic Forum in Davos at the CNBC television station.
"There are new challenges coming from some of our member states, where some political leaders do not respect liberal democracy as they did before," said Jyrki Katainen in the CNBC interview.
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"All European integration and the European Union are based on liberal democratic values, including the rule of law, and now, all of a sudden, they are political leaders who believe that a Russian democracy is much better than democracy liberal, and this brings a new set of challenges, "added the EC vice-president.
On Monday, in a Twitter post, Jyrki Katainen also wrote that "the Romanian people deserve a rule of law" in response to the announcement by Romanian Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader regarding an eventual emergency order with the which prisoners be able to file claims for annulment.
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"The Romanian people deserve a rule of law," wrote the European official on Monday, reaffirming a press release from the AP press agency announcing that the Romanian minister of justice "has prepared an ordinance of emergency that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving the highest Romanian officials ".