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EU Must ‘Get Its Own House in Order,’ Rule-of-Law Chief Warns

  • Poland, Hungary continue to lag in some areas; report
  • EU’s failings undermine its credibility, Jourova says
Vera Jourova
Vera JourovaPhotographer: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a warning for the European Union to “get its own house in order” to uphold democratic standards as nations like Poland and Hungary continue to lag, the EU’s executive warned.

Poland and Hungary continue to cause “serious concerns,” Vera Jourova, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transparency, told reporters as she presented the authority’s third annual report on the rule of law in the 27-nation EU.