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I thought the EU was supposed to be a union of democracies.  Does the EU do any monitoring to ensure that the EU Convention on human rights and other basic democratic standards are adhered to?  Are there no enforcement procedures contained in the Treaties?  Have test cases been taken to the European Court?

It seems to me the EU can ignore abuses of basic human rights and democratic norms only for so long - before the whole EU demos becomes infected.  Wise heads would be acting now to prevent worse abuses in the future.  Do the Treaties even allow the expulsion of a member state which flouts basic human rights?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun May 1st, 2016 at 05:42:09 PM EST

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