Constitutional reforms should always be subject to a large inclusive and public debate, not only debate in political circles,” she said. “It needs to have enough time to … achieve the necessary checks and balances. The family law is a member state competence. We fully respect it. However, when applying national law, member states must also respect their international human rights obligations and apply EU law.”

I wonder if this EU commissioner is implying that all sorts of speech should be protected here, or if it has to include an ideological agenda for be worthy of protection. Has she, and the EU, acknowledged that the majority of the Polish and Hungarian population are fully onboard the democratically supported changes that these countries are making? Doubtful.

These cases are difficult for the EU. They believe in democracy and the right to choose path, but prefers not seeing the path that some member countries are voluntarily taking.