The controversial forced retirement of Poland's most senior judges is to be revoked. The national-conservative PiS government has presented a draft law in parliament to that effect. In October the European Court of Justice had ordered an end to the forced retirements.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for repeatedly arresting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, ruling that the arrests were politically motivated. Moscow must now pay Navalny roughly 63,000 euros in compensation.
The UK supreme court is to reconsider the terms of article 50 of the treaty on European Union, which formally triggered Brexit, amid mounting political pressure for the procedure to be reversed.
The European Commission is going to evaluate its animal welfare strategy, it has said in response to a report by the European Court of Auditors published on Wednesday. The review of the strategy comes almost three years after the European Parliament asked for it.
Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the stamp tax due on mortgages must be paid by the client and not the bank, overturning its decision of just two and a half weeks ago in the clients' favour, which had caused bank shares to plunge. According to Spain's press, the court ruling has inflicted major damage.