"The EPP Group fully backs the procedure initiated by the European Commission. When Europe’s fundamental values are at stake, Europe must stand by its people and defend their fundamental rights. Further dismantling of the rule of law must be stopped. The independence of tribunals and journalists must be guaranteed”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, on the margins of the European Parliament’s debate on the situation in Poland.
The EU should offer further trade preferences to Ukraine, but some sensitive agricultural products don’t need additional EU support, Members of the International Trade Committee say in a resolution adopted Thursday.