The European Parliament has voted to lift the immunity of the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and two of his separatist health and education ministers. This decision increases the likelihood that the leaders will face extradition in Spain for sedition and misuse of public funds.
The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have agreed to link payments from the EU’s €1.8trn budget-and-recovery package to concerns about the rule of law within Member States.
The Home Office has announced that as of Friday 1 January 2021, EU citizens will be subject to the same travel regulations as foreign nationals — meaning those with criminal records could be denied entry to the UK if deemed necessary to ensure the safety of British citizens.
The ECJ’s recent judgment has concluded that Hungary has breached EU law with its reform of higher education rules.