Lo stato di salute della rule of law in Europa: c’è un regresso generalizzato nei nuovi Stati membri dell’Unione?
The health of the rule of law in Europe: a generalized decline in the new states of the E uropean Union?
The paper analyses one of the hot topics of the constitutional debate in Europe, that is democratic backslidings in some new EU members States. Although many works in the international literature have been devoted to this subject, a general analysis of the political and constitutional causes of
this regression is lacking. It is therefore necessary to analyzethe characteristics of the transition to democracy;the EU ‘rule of law’ mechanisms and their failure, including the failure of the system of democratic conditionality; the cultural and constitutional framework of the new EU member states, including some defects in their constitutional engineering.
Tag: rule of law, European conditionality, constitutional engineering, constitutional courts, constitutional backslidings