Does the European Union meet the requirements of the rule of law?

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There are many concerns about the rule of law in some countries of the European Union, but what about the EU itself? How are power and counter-power within the EU organised and how does it function? Following a motion by Pieter Omtzigt of the Dutch Parliament, Ton van den Brink, Sybe de Vries and Gijs-Jan Brandsma of Utrecht University wrote an overview report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Their conclusion? There is certainly room for improvement.