Legal Dialogue

27/08/2019

German government moves to end ‘solidarity tax’ for eastern Germany

The move will mean a significant income tax cut for the middle classes, but Merkel's CDU also wants to unburden the rich.
Source: dw.com
27/08/2019

‘Upskirting’ abuse arrest in Spain brings calls for new laws

Spain has been urged to take a tougher line on sexual predators who take photographs underneath women’s clothes without consent after a man was accused of taking such images of more than 500 women and girls.
Source: reuters.com
20/08/2019

UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit, under new government plan

Home Office wants border restrictions imposed immediately on 31 October – despite warnings of people trapped in legal limbo.
Source: independent.co.uk
20/08/2019

German police to restructure as threat of extremism grows

Germany's Federal Criminal Police (BKA) wants to set up a new central unit to fight right-wing extremism and hate crimes. An additional 440 jobs are expected to be created for the purpose.
Source: dw.com
20/08/2019

Trump is considering attempt to buy Greenland

President says bid would be ‘essentially a real estate deal’. The government of the semi-autonomous Danish territory insisted it was not for sale. The Danish prime minister called any discussion of a sale “absurd”.
Source: theguardian.com
20/08/2019

Russia’s draft foreign ownership law not aimed at making Yandex state-owned – lawmaker

The draft law submitted to Russia’s Duma in late July proposes limiting foreign ownership in internet firms to 20% if they are considered by a special commission to be a “significant source of information”.
Source: reuters.com
20/08/2019

Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children

Children were brought from DR Congo to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans.
Source: bbc.com
13/08/2019

Moscow Prosecutor’s Office demanded to deprive a married couple of parental rights for bringing a year-old child to the rally

The Moscow Prosecutor’s office conducts checks on participation of minors and people with small children in the protests in the city centre on July 27 and August 3.
Source: meduza.io
13/08/2019

UK announces post-Brexit fast-track visa scheme for researchers

London’s plans to fast-track visas for researchers wants to allow “the very best minds” to ensure continuous presence post-Brexit in the country, according to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Source: neweurope.eu