At a snail’s pace: How EU bureaucracy undermines fundamental rights

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Vassileva, R. 2023. At a snail’s pace: How EU bureaucracy undermines fundamental rights. Verfassungsblog. https://doi.org/10.59704/cb1c6dfd944241bf
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TitleAt a snail’s pace: How EU bureaucracy undermines fundamental rights
AuthorsVassileva, R.
Abstract

The EU Commission has recently launched an infringement procedure against Bulgaria in view of its breaches of Directive 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence and on grounds I have been raising in formal complaints to EU institutions since 2018. My 5-year long disillusioning experience of raising concerns about Bulgaria's deliberate breaches of EU law before the EU Parliament and the EU Commission may serve as a case study providing some food for thought about the value of fundamental rights in the eyes of these EU institutions, as well as their handling of reasoned citizen complaints.

KeywordsRule of law; right to a fair trial; infringement procedure; EU law; ECHR; citizen complaints
Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
LanguageEnglish
Publication or CollectionVerfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional
PublisherVerfassungsblog
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Print18 Oct 2023
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Accepted17 Oct 2023
Deposited23 Oct 2023
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