Legal Dialogue

16/09/2019

More than 70 human rights and charity organisations in Russia demand a law on domestic violence

“Psychology for Human Rights” movement published an open letter expressing support for the corresponding bill of the working group at the Presidential Human Rights Council. The letter was signed by 73 organisations.
Source: novayagazeta.ru
16/09/2019

Gay and single parents in France could soon get the right to IVF in their own country

French MPs have started working on updating the country's bioethics laws, which if adopted, could change many women's lives.
Source: euronews.com
16/09/2019

Hungary tops OLAF blacklist of countries misusing EU funds

A new report from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) claims that Hungary misuses more European Union funds than any other country.
Source: emerging-europe.com
16/09/2019

Estonia mulling over lifting visa freedom to Ukrainians

Estonia’s hard-line interior minister has ordered a legal investigation into whether the Baltic nation could unilaterally remove the visa-free entry granted Ukrainian nationals by the European Union.
Source: apnews.com

16/09/2019

Danish mayors call for scrapping of citizenship handshake law

A law requiring newly-nationalized Danes to shake hands with a representative at their citizenship ceremonies should be scrapped, say a number of Social Democratic mayors prior to the party’s upcoming national congress.
Source: thelocal.dk
10/09/2019

Successful tax policy revealed the true extent of wealth inequality in Spain

Part of the reason why the super-rich population has grown so much is that in 2012 the Mariano Rajoy government introduced a tax amnesty that uncovered €40bn in undeclared wealth.
Source: New Europe
10/09/2019

The European Commission presented the plans of the EU’s new rule of law mechanism

In the new package, the Commission proposes the annual screening of member states, with serious legal and financial consequences. The package was proposed in response to autocratic tendencies in Poland and Hungary and needs approval at the European Parliament and EU member states.
Source: Euronews
10/09/2019

Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

Bosnia is the last Balkan country to hold a Pride parade, seen as a test of tolerance of minority rights as it seeks to join the European Union.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
10/09/2019

Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners

A major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine took place on 7 September. It freed 35 people detained in each country.
Source: Meduza