Defending the rule of law is one of the big challenges facing Europe at the moment, with governments in Hungary and Poland intent on undermining the independence of judges and the legal system, as well as attacking fundamental rights, especially of LGBTI+ people, and freedom of the press. What can be done to stop these flagrant breaches of EU law and rights? 

In the first of our new Lunch Talks on the Future of Europe, S&D MEP Katarina Barley will be in conversation with Peter Matjašič from the Open Society Initiative for Europe to discuss solutions and ideas for how we can make a better future for Europe.

Peter Matjašič Katerina Barley MEP

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What do you think Europe should do? How can the Hungarian and Polish people regain their freedoms and their democracies?

Share your views on the Defending our democracies forum of our #Progressives4Europe platform.

MEPs involved

BARLEY Katarina
BARLEY Katarina

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Macphee Ewan
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