Law & Justice

  • European Committee of the Regions demand a Global EU Policy on Hate Speech and Crime

    December 07, 2022

    European Committee of the Regions adopted recommendations that support the European Commission's proposals to add hate speech and hate crime to the list of crimes recognised in EU policy.

  • The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive Adopted

    November 23, 2022

    The European Parliament has adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which will force companies to disclose information about the effect their activities have on the environment and society.

  • EU Warns Elon Musk that Twitter Must Follow The New Digital Service Act

    November 02, 2022

    The EU has specifically targeted new owner of Twitter Elon Musk’s plans to open free speech on the platform and bring back previously banned users, as the the Digital Services Act has entered the EU’s official rulebook allowing authorities to order digital companies to take down illegal content based on EU and national law, and demands that platforms review content flagged by users.

  • France24: EU to Create Tougher Laws on Air Pollution

    October 26, 2022

    Following the World Health Organizations new air quality guidelines published last year, the European Commission will propose three laws targeting air and water pollution including a requirement that by 2030, EU countries must meet new legally-binding EU air pollution limits.

  • PACE Rejects All Lithuanian Candidates for ECtHR

    September 28, 2022

    All three candidates selected by the Lithuanian Justice Ministry were rejected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) following a new national selection process planned to be launched in October.

  • Top Court Rules That France Can Deport Conservative Imam

    September 07, 2022

    France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, has ruled that a French-Moroccan imam, who the french governmenet has accused of promoting hate, particularly against the jewish community and women, can be deported.

  • EU Judges Sue Council Over Polish Recovery Plan

    August 30, 2022

    Four organizations representing European judges filed a lawsuit against the Council of the European Union citing that the Council accepted Poland’s recovery plan while debate is still ongoing over rule-of-law concerns.

  • Russia Blacklists 39 Brits Including Politicians, Business people and Journalists

    August 03, 2022

    Adding to the list of 200 British citizens banned from entering Russian territory, the country has added an additional 39 individuals including prominent politicians and journalists, due to, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, their contribution « to London’s hostile course aimed at demonizing of our country and its international isolation.”

  • European Parliament Ends Case to Force EU Action on Rule-of-Law

    August 03, 2022

    Due to a fragile legal case, The European Parliament has dropped a lawsuit against the European Commission that demanded the utilization of the newly created rule of law mechanism that would allow the cutting of funds to countries accused of not respecting EU laws.

  • Greece Taken to EU Court Over Environmental Impact Assessment Failures

    July 27, 2022

    The European Commission is referring Greece to the Court of Justice after the commission decided that Greece has failed to carry out environmental impact assessments for certain large infrastructure projects under the 1985 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive.

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