On 5 June 2020 Teresa Russo and Anna Oriolo, EUWEB Leader and Key Staff Member addressed the issue of the “Democratic Principles and the Rule of Law as Conditions for EU Membership” thanks to the participation of distinguished speakers.

After analyzing the evolution of democratic principles in the EU legal order, Luigi Daniele, Professor of EU , Faculty of Law of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy) dealt with Articles 7 and 19 TEU with reference to Poland and Hungary’s cases .

Ioannis Papageorgiou, Professor of International and EU Politics, Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Jean Monnet Chair on “The Fundamentals of the European Integration: Democracy, Institutions and Policies” focused on the fundamentals of the European Union and future enlargements. Finally, Miroslav Djordjevic, LL.M. Research Associate at the Institute of Comparative Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia) addressed the issue of the rule of law in Serbia between challenges and critical issues.

The open debate underlined all the questions still open on the future enlargements of the EU, as well the failure of some EU Member States to respect democratic principles, and in particular the rule of law principle.

For the contents of the lectures, see the section The Module/Didactic Materials on our home page.