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21/01/2019

Russian Ministry of Justice proposed to collect information on NGOs with no legal entity

Russian Ministry of Justice has drafted new amendments to the law “On Public Associations”, which is to help to systemize information about non-profit organizations with no legal entity. The draft of the proposal is not yet published, but a short notice on its development.
Source: meduza.io
21/01/2019

EU suggests majority vote on digital tax by 2025

The EU Commission proposed on Tuesday (15 January) to extend majority voting to all EU tax policies by the end of 2025 - a highly-sensitive issue, as member states guard their tax policies fiercely.
Source: euobserver.com
21/01/2019

State Duma refuses to resume cooperation with PACE, increasing chances that Russia could leave the Council of Europe

Federal lawmakers in Russia say they are opposed to sending a delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for this year’s Winter Session in Strasbourg, rejecting an invitation from General Secretary Wojciech Sawicki.
Source:  meduza.io
21/01/2019

Finland discussing abuse and migration

Several cases of sexual abuse of children by refugees or asylum seekers in Finland have led to heated disputes in Finland about migration and criminal law. The parliament decided to raise the maximum punishment for the sexual abuse of children from four to six years.
Source: eurotopics.net
21/01/2019

Rome: citizens’ income and pension reform approved

Italy's government approved the implementation of two central election promises: the citizens' income, a scheme that could benefit millions of people. And a pension reform that could lower the age of retirement for around 350,000 Italians. The Italian press is sceptical.
Source: eurotopics.net
14/01/2019

Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia does not support legislation to ban fake news and posts insulting the state

Prosecutor General's Office of Russia, as well as the Russian Federal Media Regulator (Roskomnadzor), and the Russian Justice Ministry do not support the ban on fake news and “indecent” posts about the about the state authority.
Source: meduza.io
14/01/2019

Is censorship looming for Lithuania?

The Lithuanian parliament is currently debating a proposal put forward by the Radio and Television Commission aimed at banning information deemed to be damaging for the state. The way in which such content is being defined has commentators alarmed.
Source: eurotopics.net
14/01/2019

France to tighten laws on violent protesters

The French government is considering tougher measures against violent rioters who hijack legitimate protests, possibly mirroring existing laws that identify and ban known football hooligans.
Source: politico.eu
14/01/2019

Malta strikes deal to end migrant rescue boat impasse

Malta struck an agreement with eight other EU members Wednesday to relocate 49 migrants who have been stranded in Maltese waters after countries initially refused to allow them to disembark.
Source:  politico.eu
14/01/2019

Europe rights court rejects Germany home school appeal

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday rejected the appeal of a German couple who did not send their children to school.
Source: jurist.org
07/01/2019

Hungary removes statue of Imre Nagy

The government in Budapest has had the statue of Imre Nagy removed from its place in front of the Hungarian parliament. Nagy, who was Prime Minister of Hungary in 1956, was executed for his role at the head of the Hungarian Uprising against the Soviets and buried anonymously following a secret trial. Opposition media criticise the government for riding roughshod over Hungary's historical legacy.
Source: eurotopics.net
07/01/2019

Human rights defenders in Moscow draw attention to the mass military conscriptions executed in one day

Right before the New Year holidays, the conscription offices of Moscow recruited young men to the army in the course of one day. Human rigths defenders note that one-day conscription is illegal, which has already been pointed out multiple times by the Military Prosecutor's Office. Nevertheless, this practice repeats every year.
Source: zona.media