Editorial Comment: “The Rule of Law and its Crisis – Is it Time for Europe’s Leaders to Make Up Their Minds?”
Something is rotten in the heart of Europe. A supranational organisation based on the maxim of ´integration through law’ is currently witnessing the erosion of judicial institutions in some of its Member States. What began as a Hungarian oddity in 2010 has turned into a full-blown crisis of the rule of law touching the very soul of European integration and eventually undermining the institutions through which it operates. There appears to be no end in sight. So far, the most significant reaction in support of the rule of law is coming from other judicial institutions, mostly the Court of Justice of the EU, but the political leadership seems to willingly ignore that the roof of the house is on fire.
In 2018 the Court of Justice rul