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02/06/2020

The Council of Europe Commission will examine amendments to the Russian Constitution

The PACE Monitoring Committee decided to request an urgent legal examination of amendments to the Constitution of Russia and of the procedures of their adoption. Thus, the request contained in the appeal signed by more than 200 thousand Russian citizens had been satisfied.

Source: Svoboda

25/05/2020

COVID-19: France’s top court orders government to reopen places of worship

France's highest court ordered the government to lift its ban on gatherings at places of worship imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, describing it as "disproportionate" and an infringement on a fundamental right.

Source: Euronews
25/05/2020

Spain readies law on clean energy, hails potential economic boost

Spain’s cabinet is set to approve a bill setting out a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, putting it on course to join a handful of wealthy nations who have written the target into law.

Source: Reuters
25/05/2020

Putin adds patriotism, war history to school curriculum

President Vladimir Putin submitted legislation adding patriotism and war history to Russia’s education law.

Source: The Moscow Times
25/05/2020

Hungary rejects EU court ruling on asylum-seekers held at border

Hungary will not accept a ruling by the European Union’s top court that four asylum-seekers stuck in a transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border should be released, said a security aide to Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Source: Reuters
25/05/2020

Worldwide mass surveillance by Germany’s intelligence service declared unconstitutional

In a much-anticipated verdict, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has put an end to the groundless mass surveillance of global internet traffic by Germany’s foreign intelligence service.

Source: RSF
19/05/2020

Burning EU and other flags can now bring German jail term

Germany has made public burning of the EU flag or that of another country punishable by up to three years in jail, classing it as a hate crime.

Source: BBC
19/05/2020

Portugal suspends foreign trash imports to cope with own increased waste

Portugal, which usually attracts huge mounds of rubbish from other European states because of its low waste management fees, has suspended imports of trash until the end of 2020 to protect domestic landfill capacity, the government.

Source: Reuters
19/05/2020

Russian lawmakers draft legislation that would permit remote voting in elections

Federal lawmakers in Russia’s State Duma have submitted draft legislation that would allow people to vote in elections and referenda by mail and through the Internet, United Russia deputy Dmitry Vyatkin confirmed.

Source: Meduza
19/05/2020

EU sues Austria over ‘discriminatory’ benefits law

The European Commission said Vienna has violated equal treatment statutes by reducing benefits for some foreign workers. An Austrian law ties some benefits for foreign workers to the cost of living in home countries.

Source: DW
19/05/2020

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Social networks and other online content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine under a new French law.

Source: Euractiv
12/05/2020

Commission proposes pan-European authority to fight against ‘dirty money’

The European Commission outlined a series of proposals to bolster Europe’s flawed anti-money laundering system, including a new pan-European authority, following a series of major scandals.

Source: Euractiv