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Russia: the court upheld the fine imposed on Telegram for refusing to provide data to FSB

After the court decision comes into force, Roscomnadzor will have reasons for blocking the messenger in Russia.

Source: meduza.io

december 2017
Austria: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019.

Source: bbc.com

december 2017
EU: European Commission will take Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice over their failure to accept their quota of refugees

The European Commission decided to refer the three countries to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation.

Source: europa.eu

december 2017
Hungary: EU takes Hungary to ECJ over crackdown ‘aimed at George Soros’

European commission says it is suing country over laws on education and foreign-backed civil society organisations.

Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
UK: Council of Europe accepts UK compromise on prisoner voting rights

Deal to allow a small number of prisoners to vote brings to an end a 12-year standoff between Strasbourg and London.

Source: theguardian.com

december 2017
Russia: the country adopts ‘foreign agent’ media law

The only criteria to consider a media as ‘foreign agent’ will be its funding.

Source: vedomosti.ru 

november 2017
Germany: the country has recognized “third gender”

Germany’s top court required parliament to legally recognize a “third gender” from birth, potentially making it the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as neither male nor female.

Source: thelocal.de 

december 2017
Romania: legal reform shifts social costs to the Romania’s workers

The government has passed a reform that will put the burden of paying social costs on employees.

Source: euro|topics 

december 2017