The government in Athens has revived its demand for talks with Germany on wartime reparations just ahead of the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Greece by German troops in World War II.
The European Commission has said it is taking Poland to the bloc’s highest court over a legal change it alleges undermines judges’ independence and prevents them applying EU law, drawing an instant and defiant response from Warsaw.
Source: The Guardian
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that introduces the concept of “educational activities” and brings these activities under state control. The amendments provoked backlash from the academic community, as well as those involved in popular education initiatives.
The Belarusian Attorney General’s Office has opened a criminal case against exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for allegedly preparing terrorist acts. Former Belarusian law enforcement officers belonging to Warsaw-based organization ByPol have also been charged in the case.
EU lawmakers should reject a proposed law that forces Google, Facebook and Twitter to remove terrorist content within an hour of publication because of the risks to fundamental rights, says in a statement signed by 61 civil rights groups.
Scandals surrounding parliamentarians who profited brokering COVID mask deals have sped up the passing of a law requiring lobbyists to make their influence more transparent.
Poland’s controversial law criminalizing disparaging comments about the head of state is under fire after prosecutors filed charges against a writer who called President Andrzej Duda a “moron” in a Facebook post, and against three teens who shouted vulgarities about Duda during a drunken party.
The Russian State Duma adopted in the final reading legislation on allowing President Vladimir Putin to run for the presidency in two more elections. The corresponding amendments have been introduced to the law “On presidential elections in the Russian Federation”.
The Russian State Duma has adopted the third and final reading of a package of amendments to the criminal code making it a felony to publicly slander World War II veterans.
The murder of Sarah Everard in London has sparked fresh debate about harassment and assaults against women. In Germany, one young woman is campaigning for the introduction of a "catcall law."