MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee have said that European Commission must immediately set up a new system to monitor all EU Member States' compliance with EU values and accession criteria. The Committee also criticized violations of the basic rights of migrants, national minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

As rapporteur Louis Michel (ALDE, BE) stated: “It is high time for the EU to put in place mechanisms to ensure the correct application of European values and the Copenhagen...

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