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Press pack: The future of EU justice policy and the rule of law


The European Commission has today outlined its vision for the future EU justice policy which aims at making further progress towards a fully functioning common European area of justice based on trust, mobility and growth by 2020.

On the same occasion, the Commission has also adopted a new framework for addressing systemic threats to the rule of law in any of the EU's 28 Member States. The initiative comes after the College of Commissioners held two orientation debates on the rule of law on 28 August 2013 and on 25 February 2014, which concluded that there is a need to develop a tool to deal, at EU level, with systemic threats to the rule of law.

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