Author(s): Adnan Mahmutovic
The paper covers some aspects of the rule of law erosion in certain EU Member States. The focus is on the ways in which the erosion is materialised in practice. The aim of this paper is to enrich the discussion on the importance of this problem, and to point to the urgency for measures to be adopted for the strengthening of the rule of law, particularly in the Member States which entered the EU as part of the so called Big Bang enlargement package. This paper highlights some contribution which certain institutions have given to date in the treatment of this issue, and calls attention to the analysis of the extent of the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the protection of the EU budget.