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Verhofstadt twists knife into Merkel as he boasts of EU expansion: ‘Brake is now off’

He explained in his piece for Politico that “these new words matter” because the coalition’s stance on the EU rule of law – that EU law has primacy over national law – is to “buttress” it.

They want the EU to develop and be willing to use a “whole range” of rule of law instruments for punishing governments which break from this, he said, including an instrument “which could suspend the voting rights of governments that violate EU values”.

Recently, a Hungarian law criminalising support for asylum seekers was found to have violated EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled.

The ruling is the latest part of a years-long battle between the country and the European Commission over migration.