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2023 Rule of law report

The 2023 Rule of law report monitors significant developments relating to the rule of law in all Member States.


2023 Rule of Law Mechanism

  1. 14 November 2022 – 20 January
    • Targeted stakeholder consultation
    • Input from Member States
  2. Early February 2023 – Early Ap
    • Country Visits
  3. July 2023
    • Adoption of the 2023 Report
  4. September 2023 – December 2023
    • Discussions and follow-up in the Council, the European Parliament and at national level

Targeted stakeholder consultation

Feedback Period
14 November 2022 – 20 January 2023 (midnight Brussels time)

Target audience
Organisations working on rule of law related issues, in particular linked to justice systems, corruption, media pluralism and checks and balances such as a) European networks and associations b) NGOs/civil society organisations c) national associations (e.g. judges associations, journalists federations, etc.) d) other relevant stakeholders

Why we are consulting
In the preparation of the Report, the Commission will rely on a diversity of relevant sources, including input to be received from Member States, country visits, and stakeholders’ contributions. In order to facilitate their appropriate involvement, the Commission is inviting stakeholders to provide written contributions to the Report through this targeted consultation. The objective is to feed the assessment of the Commission with factual information on developments on the ground in the Member States.

Responding to the questionnaire
You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire (please make a separate contribution for each Member State you are covering). If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us at
The questionnaire is only available in English, but submissions are in principle possible in all EU languages.

Access the consultation here.

Country visits

Country visits are organised between early February and early April 2023, in virtual format. During these country visits the Commission meets with Member States’ national authorities, including judicial and independent authorities, and law enforcement, as well as stakeholders, such as journalists’ associations and civil society. These meetings provide an opportunity for a more in-depth and informal exchange regarding the developments on the ground and constitute an important source of information for the drafting of the country chapters.

The detailed schedule of country visits can be found in the Documents section below.


31 JANUAR 2023
Country visit schedule 2023
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