June 09, 2021
In an effort to help counter the spread of extremist ideologies online, new European Union rules on addressing the spreading of terrorist content online entered into force requiring platforms to remove terrorist content referred by member states' authorities within one hour.
May 26, 2021
Following revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Britain's GCHQ agency breached fundamental human rights by intercepting and harvesting vast amounts of communications from across the world.
May 25, 2021
U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has filed a legal case at the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the "foreign agent" label imposed on it by Russian authorities who have heavily fined the outlet and frozen its Moscow bank accounts.
May 24, 2021
As the rate of being killed in the line of duty increases, French police officers held a large demonstration outside parliament pressing for a law that guarantees jail time for those who assault them and for a justice system that punishes the small-time offenders they arrest and re-arrest after courts set them free.
May 13, 2021
In a blow to the EU’s fight against big multinational tech companies avoiding taxes, Amazon has won a court battle over allegations that the US technology company received €250m in “illegal state aid” tax benefits from Luxembourg, overturning the 2017 decision.
May 10, 2021
Believing that the independence and the impartiality of Poland's Disciplinary Chamber cannot be guaranteed, the European Commission has brought a complaint to the Court of Justice, asserting that Poland's way of disciplining judges is contrary to EU law.
May 05, 2021
A court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre found that former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not break hate speech laws by publishing gruesome images of Islamist atrocities on Twitter to prove the comparison of her party, National Rally, to IS, was absurd.
April 15, 2021
Politico has obtained a draft of rules written by the European Commission that would ban certain uses of “high-risk” artificial intelligence systems and limit others from entering the bloc if they don’t meet the set standards, as well as fining companies that do not comply up to €20 million.
April 07, 2021
The European Commission announced it will refer the Polish government to the European Court of Justice for undermining the independence of that country's judiciary through a reform law passed in 2019 that prevents judges from referring questions of law to the European Court of Justice.
March 30, 2021
Following the Ukrainian Constitutional Court’s decision to strike down anti-corruption legislation last October, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed two judges from the Constitutional Court, who were appointed by pro-Russia former President Viktor Yanukovych.