EP: Commission must set up mechanism to monitor fundamental rights in EU states

The EU Commission should set up a binding EU mechanism to monitor and report annually on the EU countries records in democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights, Members of the European Parliament said today in a resolution they approved at the plenary session in Strasbourg.

The EPs resolution aims to bridge the apparent gap between the monitoring in EU candidate countries and the lack of effective tools vis-A�-vis those that are already EU member states.

The MEPs said in their resolution that this mechanism should include objective benchmarks and lay down a gradual approach to remedying breaches.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.