European Institutions

  • Ekins: It's Time to Rein in the UK Supreme Court

    August 05, 2020

    Oxford legal scholar Richard Ekins has expressed support for the creation of a group of UK barristers and academic lawyers, led by Lord Fauks QC, former minister of state for justice, to examine the practice of judicial review and claims of judicial overreach by the UK Supreme Court.

  • Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine Form an Alliance to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

    August 04, 2020

    Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have announced the creation of the Lublin Triangle, a new platform for increasing cooperation in security, economic, and political matters, which is designed to strengthen their mutual national relations and with the European Union and NATO.

  • Reuters: EU Sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese Firms Over Alleged Cyberattacks

    August 04, 2020

    The European Union has imposed its first sanctions related to cybercrime, including those relating to cyberattacks conducted by the Russian military intelligence service against several European companies and Ukraine's power grid in 2015 and 2016, cyberattacks conducted by the Lazarus Group with the alleged support of the North Korean company, Chosun Expo, and cyberattacks allegedly supported by the Chinese firm, Haitai Technology Development.

  • Victory for Google in German Court Over Right to Be Forgotten

    July 29, 2020

    In the first ruling since the EU's general data protection regulation came into effect in 2018, giving EU citizens the right to demand deletion of personal data, Germany's highest court agreed with lower courts that placed greater weight on the public's right to know than on the right of the two plaintiffs to wipe entries from search results over privacy concerns.

  • Poland to Withdraw from the IstanbulĀ Convention Due to Controversial Ideologies About Gender.

    July 27, 2020

    Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro has announced that Poland will begin withdrawing from the European Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the "Istanbul Convention"), on the grounds that it contains "elements of an ideological nature," which the Government "considers harmful."

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