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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
12/05/2020

Poland holds ghost election with 0% turnout

Sunday’s presidential election in Poland had a record low turnout of 0%. The vote was not officially cancelled but polling stations stayed closed.

Source: The Guardian
12/05/2020

European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to provide life-saving medicine to infant with rare neuromuscular disorder

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered the Russian authorities to provide six-month-old an infant diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with access to the life-saving medication nusinersen.

Source: Meduza
12/05/2020

Bulgarian Court stops construction work in national park

Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court has halted construction work and logging in the Pirin National Park — a victory for environmentalists over the authorities after a three-year legal battle.

Source: Balkaninsight
12/05/2020

Germany passes law banning ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation to under-18s.

Source: BBC
05/05/2020

Malta told to invite Europol to investigate journalist murder

Media freedom watchdogs have written a letter to Malta's attorney general, demanding a joint investigation team from Europol to help with the case of murdered investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Source: EU Observer
05/05/2020

Croatian President Milanovic protests WWII Ustasha slogan

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has walked out of a war of independence memorial event when some of the participants displayed a slogan used by the pro-Nazi Ustasha militia.

Source: DW
05/05/2020

EU launches legal case against Poland over judicial independence

The European Commission opened a fourth legal case against Poland, for undermining judicial independence and breaching EU law, following the country’s controversial judicial reforms.

Source: New Europe