10/12/2018

Soros’s uni leaving Budapest: Hungary’s loss?

The Central European University (CEU), established by George Soros, will move a large part of its campus from Budapest to Vienna in the coming academic year. A new law prohibits the private university from awarding US diplomas. The Orbán government has also refused to sign an agreement with the State of New York that would have made it possible for the university to continue operating in the Hungarian capital.
Source:  eurotopics.net
10/12/2018

Ireland lower house approves bill allowing elective abortion

Ireland’s lower house of parliament, the Dáil Éireann, on Wednesday approved a bill legalizing abortion services. The bill, titled the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy, allows the elective termination of pregnancies before 12 weeks.
Source: jurist.org
03/12/2018

Italy: controversial security decree approved

The parliament in Rome passed a new security and immigration decree with a vote of confidence. It comprises tougher regulations for migrants and is intended to boost security in cities. Italian journalists, however, doubt that it will fulfil this purpose.
Source: eurotopics.net
03/12/2018

France parliament votes in favor of ban on smacking children

The French National Assembly voted on Friday in favor of a ban on smacking children, bringing them in line with other European countries. The change in their civil code was approved 51-1 and will now go to the Senate for approval.
Source: jurist.org
03/12/2018

Europe rights court: Russia cannot ban LGBT public assemblies

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russian courts violated LGBT individuals’ freedom of assembly rights by consistently rejecting gay pride event applications.
Source:  jurist.org
03/12/2018

UK supreme court rejects request for right-to-die case to be heard

The supreme court has dismissed an emergency application to hear a right-to-die case challenging the legal ban on assisted dying.
Source: theguardian.com
03/12/2018

EU 27 and London finalise their divorce

The EU heads of state and government gave the Brexit deal negotiated with Britain the green light on Sunday. Now it must gain the approval of the British and European parliaments. The politicians gathered in Brussels on the weekend displayed sadness, but also relief that an agreement had finally been reached after all the haggling.
Source: eurotopics.net
26/11/2018

UN rights experts urge Italy to combat anti-migrant policies

UN Human rights experts on Wednesday said Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives and urged the government to reverse course.
Source: jurist.org
26/11/2018

Russian lawmakers want to start regulating the volunteers who help rat out ‘Internet offenders’

Lawmakers from United Russia are planning to introduce draft legislation that would regulate the country’s patchwork system of “cyber-neighborhood-watch” (adult volunteers who report illegal online content to law enforcement agencies.
Source:  meduza.io