Legal Dialogue

27/10/2020

EU lawmakers call for measures to close digital gap in education

EU lawmakers called on the member states to increase efforts to close the digital gap in education across the bloc, which has been deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Euractiv

27/10/2020

Copenhagen Mayor resigns over sexual harassment allegations

The Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen has resigned with immediate effect after admitting to several allegations of sexual harassment.

Source: Euronews

27/10/2020

Hungarian lawmakers appoint new top court president despite judges’ rejection

Hungarian lawmakers appointed Zsolt Andras Varga as president of the Supreme Court for the next nine years, despite top judges rejecting his nomination over his lack of experience and concerns over the political independence of the judiciary.

Source: Reuters

27/10/2020

Moscow allocates roughly $2 million for a new traffic-monitoring system

Within six months, the authorities want to equip 220 bus-stops and city-navigation pylons around Moscow with hardware and software systems capable of collecting MAC-addresses from mobile devices.

Source: Meduza

27/10/2020

Poland abortion: Top court bans almost all terminations

Poland's abortion laws were already among the strictest in Europe but the Constitutional Tribunal's ruling will mean an almost total ban.

Source: BBC

20/10/2020

Romania passes law to confiscate prisoners’ ill-gotten gains

Doubling down on the corruption for which it remains notorious, Romania’s parliament has passed a law allowing authorities to seize the assets of criminals jailed for serious corruption offences.

Source: Balkan Insight

20/10/2020

Poland threatens to veto EU budget over rule of law

Poland will veto the EU's €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery plan if Brussels imposes rule of law conditions.

Source: Politico

20/10/2020

France passes new law to protect child influencers

The legislation aims to regulate the hours under-16s can work online and what happens to their earnings.

Source: BBC

20/10/2020

Moscow Mayor requires companies to transfer the data of employees shifted to remote work

Moscow is requiring employers to collect and share employee personal data illegally and shift 30 percent of all staff to remote work, no matter the industry.

Source: Meduza