The European Commission once again urges Spain to renew the General Council of the Judiciary

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Von der Leyen, with Sánchez in a meeting

Europe looks again at Spain for the stagnation in the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). Specifically, it has been the European Commission that has urged, once again, to complete the process of changing members of the body, pending since December 2018. It defines it as one of the “challenges” that the “continues to face” Spanish Justice, in the second report on the rule of law in its 27 member states.

It’s not the only one. It also details the “concern” about the Supreme Court’s competence in matters of criminal responsibility of high officials, as well as the incompatibility regime of judges and prosecutors, according to EFE.

The report on Spain, which still does not mention the Catalan issue (because “it is an internal issue and there is no problem of the rule of law”, according to European sources), makes observations on the functioning of the judicial system, on the legislation and practices anti-corruption, media pluralism and the balance of powers.

The great ‘losers’ of the Commission’s report, which delves into the situation of the Twenty-seven, are Hungary and Poland after their latest legal reforms that have already been branded as a brake on the rule of law.

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