PM Katainen: Commission communication on rule of law a step in right direction
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen welcomes the European Commission communication on the rule of law as a step in right direction.
"Respecting the rule of law is central in the EU. Respect for our common values is a prerequisite for the legitimacy of the Union in our citizens' eyes. It is also vital for mutual trust between the Member States. Finland has called for a permanent EU-level system to monitor and evaluate the rule of law in all Member States. Such a system would help us prevent problems", PM Katainen says.