19/01/2021

A Bangladeshi refugee with asthma has avoided deportation from France

Court says man would face ‘worsening of his respiratory pathology due to air pollution’ in country of origin.

Source: The Guardian

19/01/2021

Probe highlights Vatican legal system’s limited protections

A criminal investigation into a Vatican real estate investment is exposing weaknesses in the city state’s judicial system and a lack of some basic protections for those accused highlighting the incompatibility of the Holy See’s procedures with European norms.

Source: Apnews

19/01/2021

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

Mark Rutte's government has resigned over authorities accusing thousands of families of fraudulently claiming child welfare payments.

Source: DW

19/01/2021

Greens say biodiversity protection must be included in all EU policy

The test for the EU’s biodiversity strategy will be whether all EU legislation matches its ambition on nature protection.

Source: Euractiv

19/01/2021

European court agrees to hear Ukrainian case on rights violations in Crimea

The European Court of Human Rights will hear part of a case brought by Ukraine alleging Russian human rights violations in the Crimea peninsula.

Source: Reuters

26/01/2021

French roosters now crow with the law behind them

French lawmakers passed a bill to preserve “the sensory heritage of the countryside,” after a series of widely publicized neighborhood spats in France’s rural corners, many of them involving noisy animals.

Source: The New York Times

26/01/2021

Hungary orders LGBT publisher to print disclaimers on children’s book

Hungary’s government, which has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda, ordered a publisher to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender roles”.

Source: The Guardian

26/01/2021

EU lawmakers call for targets to reduce raw material use

Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s environment committee will call for legally-binding targets to reduce raw material use.

Source: Euractiv

26/01/2021

Kaja Kallas to become Baltic nation’s first female prime minister

Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal.

Source: Euronews