‘Not there yet’: Rule of law conditionality trilogues continue

28 Oct 2020 02:31 PM

The talks by the EP and Council will continue on Thursday when the co-legislators will meet for the fourth trilogue on mechanism to link the EU funds to the respect of rule of law.

After conclusion of the third round of informal legislative negotiations with the Council, EP negotiators yesterday said:

“Some progress was made today but we are not there yet. The EP’s position is clear: we need a functioning mechanism that works in practice and protects the final recipients of the EU money. 77% of the EU taxpayers have confirmed that this is what they expect from the EU legislators.”

Next steps

The next round of informal inter-institutional negotiations is scheduled to take place on Thursday the 29th October.

EP negotiating team on Rule of Law conditionality

Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) (Co-chair, Budgetary control)

Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE) (Co-chair, Budgets)

Petri Sarvamaa (EPP, FI) (Co-rapporteur)

Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, ES) (Co-rapporteur)

Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA, DE)  (LIBE rapporteur)

Lefteris Christoforou (EPP, CY)

Claudiu Manda (S&D, RO)

Katalin Cseh (Renew, HU)

Moritz Körner (Renew, DE)

Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA, DE)

Alexandra Geese (Greens/EFA, DE)

Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL)

Younous Omarjee (GUE/NGL, FR)

Hélène Laporte (ID, FR)

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