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Hungary, Poland and the rule of law: Follow the money

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Sander Tordoir
21 February 2023
Since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine a year ago, economic sanctions have been at the forefront of EU policy making.

Ask CER - Episode 8: Inflation Reduction Act, Qatargate and Iran

Zach Meyers, Camino Mortera-Martinez, Helmi Pillai, Luigi Scazzieri
09 February 2023
You asked, we answered: the eighth episode of our 'Ask CER' podcast series.

Euronews: Bruselas, ¿te quiero? La migración en la UE y el envío de tanques a Ucrania

Camino Mortera-Martinez
04 February 2023
Camino Mortera-Martinez from the CER joins MEPs Juan Fernando López Aguilar and Javier Zarzalejos to discuss the most popular European topics of the week.

With Putin's invasion, the EU has a golden opportunity to reinforce the rule of law to member-states

Camino Mortera-Martinez
04 April 2022
The Political Quarterly
On 16 February 2022, roughly a week before Russia invaded Ukraine, the attention of the ‘EU bubble’ was elsewhere – in Luxembourg, to be precise.

The EU does not need to reform Schengen. It needs to build back trust

Camino Mortera-Martinez
09 March 2022
The 9/11 attacks were a wake-up call for the West: no country could fight crime and terrorism alone.

CER podcast: Unpicking the EU’s rule of law conditionality mechanism

Camino Mortera-Martinez, John Morijn
08 March 2022
Camino Mortera-Martínez speaks to John Morijn about the EU's rule of law conditionality mechanism and the ECJ's ruling on it.

CER podcast: Poland and Belarus: What can and should the EU do?

Charles Grant, Camino Mortera-Martinez, Katia Glod
25 November 2021
Charles Grant speaks to Camino Mortera-Martinez and Katia Glod about the latest developments in Belarus and Poland.

CER/OSEPI podcast: How should the EU tackle corruption?

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Carl Dolan
05 August 2021
Camino Mortera-Martinez and Carl Dolan discuss European corruption and consider Katalin Cseh and Michiel van Hulten's remarks from a recent CER event.

The EU needs better anti-corruption plans to defend the rule of law in Europe

Camino Mortera-Martinez
01 June 2021
If all goes according to plan, the EU should start disbursing money from its post-pandemic recovery fund next month.

Rociito y el Estado de derecho

Camino Mortera-Martinez
17 May 2021
El Periodico
España tendrá unas cuantas cosas que explicar cuando la UE ponga en marcha su mecanismo de supervisión del Estado de derecho.

Europol and differentiated integration

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Zoran Nechev, Ivan Damjanovski
02 February 2021
Europol has become a hub for differentiated integration. Initially a small anti-drugs unit, the EU’s police agency is now a fully-fledged body where law enforcement agencies from all around the world work together.

CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

Charles Grant, Camino Mortera-Martinez, Christian Odendahl
18 December 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, Charles Grant, Christian Odendahl and Camino Mortera-Martinez look back at the year.

¿Será la pandemia lo que dé el tiro de gracia a Schengen?

Camino Mortera-Martinez
16 October 2020
El área Schengen de la UE sobrevivirá a la COVID-19. Pero los Estados miembros deben coordinar los cierres de fronteras y establecer criterios claros para imponer cuarentenas o pondrán en peligro el mercado único.

Euranet Plus: Migration pact: EU lawmakers ask for greater clarity

Camino Mortera-Martinez
07 October 2020
Camino Mortera-Martinez, of the Centre for European Reform think-tank, shares the view that the Commission’s proposal does not address the issue of the countries of first arrival. But reinforced cooperation is not appropriate in this case, the researcher says.

Schengen will survive the pandemic - the single market may not

Camino Mortera-Martinez
06 October 2020
Ever since the EU’s members began closing their borders to contain transmission of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, many have heralded Schengen’s demise.

CER/OSEPI podcast: The new migration pact: A "fresh start" or more of the same?

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Giulia Laganà
28 September 2020
The European Commission has unveiled its much-awaited ‘new migration pact’. But just how much of it is new? Will the EU finally agree on a common migration policy?

Judy Asks: Is Europe betraying refugees?

12 March 2020
Carnegie Europe
Europe has been betraying refugees since Syria’s civil war began, but the situation is worsening.

Make no mistake: Poland and Hungary aren't the only EU states abusing the law

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
22 January 2020
The Guardian
Countries from Britain to Greece are guilty of democratic backsliding. And that threatens the integrity of the EU itself.

CER podcast: Democracy and the rule of law in the EU

Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Beth Oppenheim
22 January 2020
Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talk to Beth Oppenheim about the decline in respect for the rule of law across the European Union, and discuss possible remedies.

Tok FM: Demokracja kontra praworządność

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
21 January 2020
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talks to TOK FM about her latest publication Democracy and the rule of law: Failing partnership?.