European Parliament debates Greece’s ‘law backsliding’ and ‘media freedom’ issues


The European Parliament debated the rule of law backsliding and media freedom issues occurring in Greece, on Thursday, following warnings and criticism from MEPs, journalists and civil society.

In the EU Commission’s annual rule of law report, EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders addressed various rule of law and media freedom issues that Greece continues to face, from appointment of judges to lack of media ownership transparency.

According to Ekathimerini, the debate took place at the request of The Left in the European Parliament, where centre-left Dutch Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Sophie in ‘t Veld, also shared her concerns on the matter.

“Greece does not meet the conditions for EU funding; an unbiased reassessment is essential,” said Dutch MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld during the debate.

“Rule of law is in steep decline and press freedom in dire straits,” in ‘t Veld added.

The European Parliament will vote in plenary on a resolution concerning the rule of law and media freedom issues in Greece on February 5-8.

Source: Ekathimerini




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