Rule of law is under attack in Europe, and not only in Hungary | By Arturo Encinar, european volunteer at Meba

Treason, corruption, misappropriation of public funds and even terrorism are some of the crimes covered by the amnesty law recently passed by the Spanish Congress of Deputies. This law, that will most likely come into force in May of this year, aims to exonerate all Catalan leaders from their criminal responsibility following their attempted coup in which they tried to declare independence from Spain on October 1st 2017. Sponsored by Spanish President Pedro Sánchez in exchange for the support of Catalan nationalist parties for his government, amnesty is a frontal attack on the rule of law that should worry European institutions.