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Poland must pay €1 million daily over judiciary reforms, ECJ rules
The court has ordered Warsaw to comply with a previous ruling that said the country's disciplinary chamber of judges must be dismantled.
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Europe's week: Poland in spotlight over EU rule of law
Here's a look at this week's top stories in Brussels.
Will Poland's 'nuclear strike' on EU's legal order lead to 'Polexit'?
The ruling that Polish law has supremacy over the EU's sent shockwaves across Europe. But what will it mean for EU-Poland relations?
Brussels warns Spain over judicial appointments standoff
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders says the current impasse between the Spanish government and opposition over judicial appointments must be resolved soon.
Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms
The Italian Premier risked his government's survival by putting the bill on a key judicial reform to a confidence vote, which he won.
Poland's president changes tune on judicial reform amid row with EU
“Everything indicates that legislative changes will be needed,” President Duda said after a top Polish judge urged him to bring the country's controversial judicial reform into line with EU law.
Defendant bids to oust Kosovo war crimes judges in new blow for court
The move deals another blow to the controversial court, seen by many Albanian Kosovars as an insult to the Kosovo Liberation Army's war against Serb rule.
Thousands of Polish judges urge their country to heed EU court rulings
The magistrates say a refusal to abide by the European Court of Justice's rulings would not only violate EU laws but also Poland's national constitution.
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Europe's week: COVID pass, Schengen, Hungary and corruption fight
These stories were centre stage in Brussels this week.
Outrage in Italy as notorious mafia killer released early from prison
The news of Giovanni Brusca's early release after 25 years in jail sparked a wave of emotion in Italy. The 64-year-old man is believed to have taken part in hundreds of murders for the Sicilian mafia.
Brussels launches new public prosecutor to target misuse of EU cash
Five EU states have not joined the prosecutor, including Hungary and Poland.
In Kosovo, an uncertain future for the war crimes court nobody wanted
Kosovars hate it and its president has warned EU diplomats of a plot to undermine it. But Kosovo's new leader-in-waiting Albin Kurti might just choose to ignore it.
Belgian hearing into Paris attacks accomplices begins
A court in Brussels begins its hearing into the 20 people accused of aiding and abetting the terrorists involved in the 2015 attacks in the French capital.
Three on trial in Poland over LGBT sign on posters of revered icon
The activists could face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges of offending religious sentiment and desecration of Poland's most revered icon, the Mother of God of Czestochowa.
'A blip along the way': Harry Dunn's mum defiant after losing appeal
The parents of Harry Dunn, a British teen who died after colliding with a car being driven on the wrong side of the road in the UK, have lost their High Court appeal.
Meet the lawyer fighting to exonerate Scotland's forgotten witches
Lawyer Claire Mitchell QC is leading the campaign to pardon and commemorate the voiceless women who were falsely accused of witchcraft and executed in Scotland nearly five centuries ago.
EU issues first ever sanctions against cyber attacks
The move to use the full force of the EU's new powers, agreed back in May 2019, was welcomed by the Dutch foreign minister on Twitter
What does Duda's victory mean for EU-Poland relations?
Brussels and Warsaw have long clashed over judicial reforms in Poland. Is that set to continue?
'Profound regret': ICC prosecutor on being hit with US sanctions
Earlier this month President Donald Trump authorised economic and travel sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and other ICC workers over their probe into whether US troops and intelligence officials committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland
The European Parliament has voted on a resolution saying that rule of law in Hungary and Poland is still deteriorating. Which means that the EU is failing to bring these countries to realign with the Union’s core values.
Trial of former priest accused of sexual assault postponed by one day
The trial will begin on Tuesday.
Europe in brief: Malta, Czech Republic and Poland
We look back at some of the issues plaguing European politicians this week.
Former UK most wanted man found guilty of 37 charges, including rape
Serial rapist Joseph McCann, once the most wanted man in the UK, was found guilty on Friday of 37 charges at his trial in Old Bailey, including rapes against women and children and kidnapping.
Women from Central Eastern Europe steal the spotlight at the 2019 Women in Europe awards
At the 4th annual Women in Europe awards, four women were recognized for their work in raising awareness for women's issues.
Watch again: Britain honours London Bridge attack victims
Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were killed on Friday when Usman Khan, a man convicted of terrorism offences, went on the rampage with kitchen knives near London Bridge.
Court acquits mountain guide charged with helping asylum seekers
The volunteer faced a three-month suspended sentence if the court had upheld his conviction for “facilitating irregular entry”