The Finnish Government has today outlined its position on the further actions to be taken to defend the rule of law in the European Union. Following the recent development of the rule of law in Poland, the Government supports the European Commission's proposal to take the next step in the procedure intended to protect the rule of law, which is to hear Poland.
The theme of the Democracy Award in 2018 is democracy and human rights education. The award, amounting to EUR 10,000, may be granted to a single civil society actor or divided between several actors. Candidates for the award can be nominated until 20 August 2018.