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.
- Press release: Towards a true European area of Justice: Strengthening trust, mobility and growth
- Press release: European Commission presents a framework to safeguard the rule of law in the European Union
- Memo: The Future EU Justice and Home Affairs Agendas: Questions and Answers
- Speech by Vice-President Reding: A new Rule of Law initiative
- COM(2014) 158: Communication on a new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law
- COM(2014) 144: Communication on The EU Justice Agenda for 2020 - Strengthening Trust, Mobility and Growth within the Union
- Factsheets: Criminal Law , Civil Law , Fundamental Rights , Rule of Law
- Common press conference by José Manuel Barroso, Viviane Reding and Cecilia Malmström, on the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agenda for 2020 and the rule of Law initiative