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Ukraine's parliament approves new law banning anti-Semitism
Hate speech directed towards Jewish citizens, buildings, and communities will be punished under the legislation.
US abortion rights activists protest outside Justice Kavanaugh's house
Dozens of protesters in favour of abortion rights gather outside the house of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to protest his decision, along with four other justices, not to stop Texas' abortion ban
Germany compensates hundreds convicted under homosexuality law
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A judge didn’t brand Apple as a monopolist or require it to allow competing stores to offer apps for iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Menopause discrimination: Could a new law protect UK women at work?
UK law doesn't have protections for women being discriminated against because of menopause. That needs to change, says one MP.
Poland-Israel row escalates over law affecting Holocaust survivors
Both countries have withdrawn their ambassadors after Israel protested over a new law in Poland that restricts the rights of Holocaust survivors or their descendants to reclaim property seized by the country’s former communist regime.
Which countries have banned fossil fuel exploration and extraction?
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Senior Bosnian official bans denial of Srebrenica genocide under law
The head of Bosnia’s Office of the High Representative has imposed changes to the country’s criminal law, introducing prison sentences for anyone who denies the genocide at Srebrenica.
What’s in France's new climate law and is it green enough?
From introducing carbon labels on goods to veggie meals in canteens, the law is meant to overhaul travel, housing and industry to slash carbon emissions. But environmental activists say it doesn’t go far enough.
Spain mulls ban on expressions of support for dictator Franco
The draft bill is another milestone in the government's aim to heal divisions over Franco's place in Spanish history but is likely to re-ignite the debate over freedom of expression.
Lithuania passes law to limit migrant arrivals from Belarus
Lithuania’s parliament has passed new legislation aimed at curbing an influx of migrants crossing its borders, despite criticism from NGOs.
Spain's government approves tougher laws on sexual consent
Spain's government has approved a so-called "Only yes means yes" law that sets out offences related to sexual consent.
Viktor Orbán hits back at European leaders over controversial LGBT law
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has accused European leaders of acting like "colonialists" in their criticism of a controversial new law banning the portrayal of homosexuality.
Campervanners could soon be criminalised for wild camping in the UK
A new bill means campervanners wild camping in Britain could become a criminal offence. We find out more.
The EU is planning new safety rules for the workplace - wherever it is
Nearly 40 per cent of employees worked at home during the pandemic. The EU is now looking to protect worker health and safety - wherever the office is.
Strikes across Greece as parliament set to approve labour law reform
Public transport staff in Athens went on strike for the second time in a week on Wednesday before the vote.
Belarus toughens laws against protesters and 'extremism'
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed into effect a law tightening sanctions against protesters taking part in unauthorised rallies and increasing penalties for "extremism".
Bulgarian citizens try to challenge Sofia in court over air pollution
A group of citizens in Bulgaria are trying to take the authorities of Sofia to court over harmful levels of air pollution in the capital.
France adopts law criminalising sex with children aged under 15
French Parliament adopts a law that sets the age of consent at 15 years old, and 18 years old in the case of incest.
Swedish government proposes tightening immigration laws
The Swedish government has proposed a bill that would tighten immigration rules after five years of temporary measures.
French MPs approve law setting age of sexual consent
Any sexual act committed on children under the age of 15 by an adult will be considered rape. The bill still needs to be approved by senators.
Portugal's constitutional court blocks law decriminalising euthanasia
The court said the law is too imprecise in identifying the circumstances under which assisted suicide procedures can occur.
EU takes Germany to court for failing to protect nature
The country has failed to implement laws that focus on the conservation of wildlife and plants.
Sweden's Parliament votes in favour of new pandemic law
The new legislation will still not allow the government to impose curfews or a domestic travel ban.
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Romania to introduce law against anti-Roma hate speech
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the legislation which could see citizens imprisoned for up to 10 years for hate speech against the Roma community.
Thousands protest in Montenegro over religious law amendment
Demonstrators have accused the new government of being pro-Serb because of its plans to amend a religious property law that is strongly opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church.