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26/11/2018

Top EU Court rules Austria must give same benefits to refugees as its citizens

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Austrian government must give the same social security benefits to refugees as it does to its residents.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Poland suspends forced retirement of judges

The controversial forced retirement of Poland's most senior judges is to be revoked. The national-conservative PiS government has presented a draft law in parliament to that effect. In October the European Court of Justice had ordered an end to the forced retirements.
Source: eurotopics.net
26/11/2018

‘Swiss-law first’ referendum fails

Swiss voters today rejected a referendum proposal that would have asserted precedence for Swiss rules over international law, the national broadcaster SRF reported.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

France and Facebook announce partnership against online hate speech

The French president announced on Monday a six-month partnership with Facebook aimed at figuring out how the European country should police hate speech on the social network.
Source: politico.eu
19/11/2018

ECHR: Russia ordered to pay Navalny compensation

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for repeatedly arresting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, ruling that the arrests were politically motivated. Moscow must now pay Navalny roughly 63,000 euros in compensation.
Source:  eurotopics.net
19/11/2018

Dutch flesh out proposal for EU human rights sanctions

A new EU sanctions regime should punish people who attack human rights activists, among other crimes, the Dutch foreign ministry has said.
Source: euobserver.com
19/11/2018

Government takes Brexit article 50 case to UK supreme court

The UK supreme court is to reconsider the terms of article 50 of the treaty on European Union, which formally triggered Brexit, amid mounting political pressure for the procedure to be reversed.
Source: theguardian.com
19/11/2018

EU to review animal welfare strategy

The European Commission is going to evaluate its animal welfare strategy, it has said in response to a report by the European Court of Auditors published on Wednesday. The review of the strategy comes almost three years after the European Parliament asked for it.
Source: euobserver.com
12/11/2018

Spanish court backpedals on mortgage tax

Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the stamp tax due on mortgages must be paid by the client and not the bank, overturning its decision of just two and a half weeks ago in the clients' favour, which had caused bank shares to plunge. According to Spain's press, the court ruling has inflicted major damage.
Source: eurotopics.net
12/11/2018

Russian state duma adopts in the first reading a draft law on children’s participation in rallies

Members of the Russian state duma adopted in the first reading amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences, implying fines and arrests for involvement of children under 18 years old in unauthorized public gatherings.
Source:  meduza.io
12/11/2018

Romania ‘using EU data protection law to silence journalists’

An award-winning journalism outlet in Romania is being threatened with fines by the country's data protection authorities - for having disclosed connections, on Facebook, of powerful politicians and a firm embroiled in scandal.
Source: euobserver.com
12/11/2018

ECJ rules Hungarian state monopoly on mobile fee payments is illegal

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Hungarian state’s monopoly on mobile payment systems for public parking, road tolls and public transportation fees is contrary to EU laws.
Source: jurist.org