This Cross-border training workshop will address two interconnected topics: the freedom of expression of legal professionals and the rule of law in Europe.
In the last few years, several Member States have witnessed an unprecedented decline in the rule of law, one of the core EU values upon which the EU is funded according to Article 2 TEU. Polish and Hungarian judicial “reforms” led to a structural breakdown, which no longer makes it possible to talk about independence and impartiality of their judiciaries (e.g. C-791/19, § 64). While other Member States endure for the moment, it is becoming increasingly questionable, whether their institutions are robust enough to withstand the present and future attempts to undermine the independence of their justice systems.