Two British doctors who have been exposed to COVID-19 patients have launched a legal challenge against the government over what they say is a lack of protective kit and unclear guidance on when and how it should be used.
Bulgaria has the lowest standards of press freedom in Europe and is ranked 111th globally in terms of press freedom for a third consecutive year in the Reporters Without Borders annual edition of the World Press Freedom index, which called the country “the black sheep of the EU”.
Doctors in the Netherlands are able to carry out euthanasia on patients with severe dementia without fear of prosecution even if the patient no longer expresses an explicit wish to die, the country’s highest court has ruled.
Norway’s supreme court will hear a lawsuit opposing the country’s Arctic oil exploration brought by Greenpeace and other environmental groups in a landmark case for Western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer.
Austria officially closed its last coal-fired power plant. It has now become the second EU country to halt coal burning for electricity production after Belgium closed its last coal power plant in 2016.
Under a draft law, immigrants living in Germany under a false name would later find it extremely difficult to become citizens. The government's changes could also hamper children's chances of citizenship.