Commission publishes 2021 Rule of Law Report
The European Commission has made public today its 2021 Rule of Law Report, a comprehensive assessment of developments affecting the rule of law across the EU, as well as within Member States.
Overall, the report highlights positive developments in Member States and those challenges identified in 2020 that have been addressed. However, it also acknowledges that concerns remain and that in certain Member States these have increased, specifically with regard to the independence of the judiciary and the situation in the media. In this sense, the methodology has not changed since last year with the report focusing on four pillars: the justice system, the anti-corruption framework, media pluralism and other institutional checks and bal