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Source: European Parliament

The EU institutions have been castigating the governments of countries such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, which have, however, simply been acting in line with their respective constitutions.

In view of this, does the Commission intend to issue a warning and/or impose sanctions on the PSOE-Podemos Government of Spain for blatant censorship at recent press conferences given by the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet, infringing the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in Article 20 of the Spanish Constitution, Article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union, especially in view of the Commission President’s declaration that ‘democracy cannot function without free and independent media’?

Does the Commission consider that a left-wing administration is entitled to exemption from EU monitoring to which democratic governments of other political hues are subject? 

Is there any EU provision of which we are unaware that precludes criticism of left-wing governments for infringement of their own constitutions, one example being selective press censorship by the Sanchez government, while making it possible to castigate other governments that are acting within their constitutional rights?

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