Despite criticism from outside, the Hungarian Parliament has adopted a new law that imposes new requirements for Universities in Hungary – requirements that, apparently, George Soros’s “Central European University” (CEU) is currently not able or not willing to fulfil. Immediately it is rumoured that the new law is specifically targeting the CEU, and that it it is part of a larger design to crack down on “liberalism”… reason enough for the EU’s Deputy Sheriff Frans Timmermans to issue a lengthy press statement in which he not only expresses “concern over the situation in Hungary”, but (indirectly) even brandishes the threat of a “Rule-of-Law-Procedure” against Hungary to defend “our shared values”. Continue reading
For quite a while now, representatives of the EU and its institutions have relentlessly expressed their “concern” over the political situation in Hungary and Poland, accusing the respective governments of undermining what is vaguely described as the “rule of law”.
Given these antecedents, it is astonishing to observe that the current situation in Romania does not seem to trigger any such concerns.
It has been announced that on 14 March the General Court of the EU will hear the case of “One of Us v. the European Commission”, which the pro-life European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us” has brought against the European Commission in view of the Commission’s failure to provide an adequate response to the 2 million citizens who have requested that legislation be proposed and enacted to prevent EU taxpayers’ money to be spent on the murdering of children befor birth. Continue reading
The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), which is reputed for being dominated by MEPs with radical left-leaning worldviews, has adopted the so-called “In ‘t Veld-Report” on a new “Rule-of-Law-Mechanism”.
Seasoned observers of the EP will anticipate that a report to which Sophie in ‘t Veld, a prominent Dutch Feminist-Abortion-Sodomy-Radical with a profound hatred of Europe’s cultural heritage and identity, gives her name must be one with a singularly bizarre content. And indeed, the draft matches this expectation: Continue reading
Once again the European Parliament demonstrates its contempt for the rule of law when it comes to the issue of abortion. This time MEPs are all worked up about the proposed changes to the Polish law on abortion. They claim, wrongly, that the proposal to completely ban abortion would infringe ‘fundamental rights’. Neither the EU treaties, nor its Charter of Fundamental Rights, nor indeed any binding international document recognise a ‘right’ to abortion. Continue reading
If, as some “liberal” politicians claim, abortion should be “safe, rare, and legal”, then the Texas statute that the US Supreme Court has struck down through yet another of its law-bending judgments, must have been exactly to their taste: in order to guarantee the safety of women seeking abortion, it required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Continue reading
One of the reasons the EU is so unpopular with most citizens is that many politicians, mediocre though they may be, once they have made it into one of the EU institutions seem to develop a superiority complex: they believe that they are now somehow superior to all national parliaments and governments, and entitled to control and censure them.
One particularly colourful specimen of this mistaken self-perception is a new initiative, spear-headed by the Dutch Liberal MEP Sophie In ‘t Veld, pushing for “the establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights”. Continue reading