Rule of law in Romania: Parliament to set its position 

MEPs will set out their views on the latest judicial reforms in Romania and their impact on the separation of powers, in a resolution to be put to the vote on Tuesday.

The non-legislative resolution will summarise the Parliament’s views following the debate with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on 3 October on the revamp of the judicial system, which sparked mass protests in Romania earlier this year.

Request for a permanent rule of law mechanism

In a separate non-legislative resolution to be put to the vote on Wednesday, MEPs will outline the need for a permanent and objective EU mechanism to assess if democracy and rule of law are being respected by all member states.

In a plenary debate with Council and Commission representatives on 23 October, MEPs argued that Article 7 of the EU Treaty is “not sufficient for an efficient response” to breaches of the EU´s founding values.

Debate: Wednesday, 3 October (Romania) - Tuesday, 23 October (Rule of law mechanism)

Vote: Tuesday, 13 November (Romania) - Wednesday, 14 November (Rule of law mechanism)

Procedure: Non-legislative resolutions