Law & Justice

  • CoE Body Demands Shift in German Corruption Rules

    August 14, 2019

    The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Group of States Against Corruption has applied a “non-compliance procedure” to Germany over the country’s failure to implement a set of recommendations on preventing corruption with respect to members of the German Federal Parliament.

  • EU Officials Seek Control over Online “Hate Speech”

    August 01, 2019

    Eric Sinrod of Duane Morris LLP examines EU draft legislation that would, in part, permit an EU committee to order social-media companies and internet service providers to take down “illegal content” such as “hate speech” from online platforms within an hour of notice from the committee.

  • EC Takes Legal Action over Hungarian Migration Laws

    August 01, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has referred the Hungarian government to the Court of Justice of the EU for restrictions on asylum requests and has warned that it could take legal action over the country’s decision not to provide food to migrants in transit zones along the Serbian border.

  • Finnish PM Plans to Advance EU Rule-of-Law Budget Rules

    July 18, 2019

    EURACTIV reports that Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne has told the European Parliament that his government will work toward conditioning the disbursement of EU development funds to member states on compliance with rule-of-law principles while it holds the rotating EU Council presidency.

  • EC Proceeds with Legal Action Against Polish Judicial Reforms

    July 18, 2019

    In its latest pressure on the Polish government to reverse reforms to the country’s judiciary, the European Commission (EC) has sent a “reasoned opinion” to Polish officials explaining why their new disciplinary procedure for judges violates the principle of judicial independence and threatening referral to the Court of Justice of the EU.

  • EU President-Elect Previews New Rule of Law Mechanism

    July 17, 2019

    EURACTIV reports that, prior to her election Tuesday as the next European Commission President, German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen pledged her support for EU social and environmental measures that include a revamped Rule of Law Mechanism requiring annual reporting by all member states.

  • EU Falters in Effort to Counter Disinformation

    July 17, 2019

    The New York Times reports that critics of the EU’s “Rapid Alert System,” established to deter Russian propaganda and alert Europeans about online disinformation campaigns, has become powerless due to concerns of political backlash and threats to free speech.

  • National Leaders Call for More Flexible EU Competition Rules

    July 10, 2019

    Bloomberg reports that the French, German, and Polish governments published a joint paper calling on the European Commission (EC) to introduce a more flexible policy in evaluating whether to approve corporate mergers and consider global competition, especially from China, in the process.

  • EU Rules Establish Tax Dispute Resolution System

    July 03, 2019

    New EU rules have entered into force setting up a bloc-wide system for resolving tax disputes among EU member states that involves taxpayers requiring national governments to set up an independent Advisory Commission to settle individual double-taxation disputes.

  • CoE Official Criticizes Polish Judicial Reforms

    July 01, 2019

    The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has published a report warning the Polish government that it must not pursue reforms of its judicial system focused on increasing “accountability or efficiency” at the expense of judicial independence.

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