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Parliamentary questions
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6 December 2018
E-004774/2018(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Jourová on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-004774/2018

1. The European Commission is closely monitoring the functioning of the Slovak justice system in the context of the European Semester. This is also why the 2018 Country Report for the Slovak Republic stressed that citizens’ trust and confidence in the judiciary may be harmed by persistently low perceptions of judicial independence. The European Commission would refer the Honourable Member to the executive summary and to Section 3.4. on investment of the 2018 Country Report for the Slovak Republic, which provides detailed information on the specific challenges(1).

2. Under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the EU does not have the competence to issue recommendations on the rules governing the appointment of the national police chief. This matter falls therefore under Member States competence.

3. Under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the EU does not have the competence to issue recommendations concerning the procedure at national level to investigate complaints against the police. This matter falls therefore under Member States' competence.

(1)SWD(2018) 223 final.

Last updated: 6 December 2018Legal notice