May 3, 2014
In March of this year the European Commission published a report on strengthening the Rule of Law. A noble effort and one worthy of support but with the Rule of Law principle continuing to defy definition EU Perspectives investigates whether the principle, so crucial to the EU and so representative of its values, is capable of being reduced to a simple concept or whether it will forever require pages of discourse before its exact meaning is understood?
The Rule of Law is fundamental to the EU. It defines the very essence of what the EU represents as well being an expression of how the EU functions. The Rule of Law serves two purposes; it acts as the social contract between private citizen and State and it is the oil that propels the wheels of commerce. The EU stakes its reputation on being an organisation that upholds the Rule of Law. Membership to […]