Policy Analyst & Lawyer, Senior research fellow @UniKent, Head of Government Affairs for CEE @Apple, formerly @CER_EU & @PISM_Poland, views here are my own
Oct 8, 2018 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
The discussion in the EU about how to address the problem of the rule of law in PL has mainly focused on deploying punitive measures. This inspired me to write a paper for @Carnegie_Europe within its #Europeandemocracy project which calls on a more comprehensive strategy. #Thread
1.Don't get me wrong. The EU cannot turn a blind eye on democratic backsliding in its own members. EU treaties provide EC with legal instruments 2 address the problem&EC has been doing its job vis-à-vis. But it will fail to restore #ruleoflaw if it only sticks 2 punitive measures
Sep 12, 2018 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
Juncker delivered his last #SOTEU2018 speech. Here are my major takeaways in a tweet #thread@CER_EU1. As media had previously reported #Juncker decided not to focus on what his Commission achieved but on what still needs to be done to convince European citizens to say 'Yes' to the EU when they go to the polls next year.