Law & Justice

  • EU Observer: Rule-of-Law Issues Continue to Stall Hungary-Poland Recovery Plans

    September 07, 2021

    Concerns regarding the rule of law are keeping The EU Commission locked in negotiations with Hungary and Poland over the approval of their Covid-19 recovery plans including Poland’s challenge to the primacy of EU law over national law.

  • The Legal Battle in Europe Begins over Nord Stream 2

    August 17, 2021

    The Jamestown Foundation has published an article detailing how a European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement will affect the certification and future operation at full capacity of Nord Stream 2, the natural gas pipeline directly linking Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea.

  • Germany Rebuffs EU legal Move over ECB Ruling

    August 11, 2021

    Following the The legal step taken by the European Commission aimed at forcing Berlin to acknowledge the primacy fo EU law over national court decisions, Germany has rejected the ruling saying the case was unfounded and that its courts acted in accordance with EU law.

  • Top EU Court: Companies can Ban Headscarves at Work

    July 19, 2021

    The Court of Justice of the European Union, The EU’s top court, has ruled that private companies can prohibit employees from wearing headscarves at work citing an employers genuine « need to present a neutral image towards customers or to prevent social disputes ».

  • Ukraine Takes a Step Towards Judicial Reform

    July 19, 2021

    The Atlantic Council writes that after years of Ukraine struggling to reform its flawed judicial system, MPs adopted two laws that could potentially establish foundations for the reboot of the country’s legal system backing the relaunch the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ) and High Council of Justice (HCJ).

  • Venice Commission: Turkey Counterterrorism Law ‘Incompatible’ with International Law

    July 12, 2021

    The Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe, warned that Turkey’s counterterrorism law against terrorist financing, Law No. 7262 on the Prevention of Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, is not compatible for international law and ignores civil society’s concerns.

  • New ECJ Judge Appointed as Court Doubles in Size

    July 07, 2021

    The General Court of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg which deals with cases between EU countries, citizens and institutions, is continuing to double its number of judges with the a recent entry of a new judge from Slovenia, nearly its goal of giving each EU country two judges instead of one to relieve the increased work load.

  • Euroactiv: Visegrad Group has No Plans to Expand Core Group

    July 05, 2021

    At the V4 summit in Katowice, Poland, together with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, declared that there are no plans to expand the Visegrad Group, citing that the core group has a very high level of cohesion which leads to their efficiency however eventual expanded inclusion will be considered on specific issues.

  • ECtHR: Poland Denied Officials Right to Appeal

    June 30, 2021

    Reuters reports that the Polish government’s judicial reforms were dealt a blow when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the Polish justice minister infringed on the rights of two court officials when he dismissed them without letting them appeal.

  • Tettenborn : Brussels Launches Full Federalist Assault

    June 16, 2021

    The European Union is increasingly encroach in the domestic affairs of member states, including the recent announcement that the Commission is suing at least seven countries in the bloc in the Court of Justice for breaking EU law.

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