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Serbia votes “Yes” to judiciary constitution changes
17 January 2022
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Serbia votes “Yes” to judiciary constitution changes

By Milica Stojanovic, BIRN https://balkaninsight.com/2022/01/16/serbia-votes-yes-to-judiciary-constitution-changes/ Against the urgings of many opposition parties, most Serbian voters on Sunday backed proposed changes to the constitution – announced as a way towards the depoliticization of the judiciary, which the EU has said it wishes to see. Serbian citizens voted to change the country’s constitution and accept a judicial […]

The court wars in Europe continue: Romania treads in Poland’s steps
11 January 2022
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The court wars in Europe continue: Romania treads in Poland’s steps

At the turn of last year, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) made impossible the direct application of certain rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) without making relevant prior amendments to the country’s Constitution. The CCR decision of Dec. 23, 2021, was preceded by a CJEU judgment, passed two days […]

The legal war between the EU and Poland goes on
10 December 2021
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The legal war between the EU and Poland goes on

Late last month, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal sparked off a new scandal with its Nov. 24 ruling to the effect that the European Court of Human Rights was not entitled to question whether the appointment of judges in the Republic of Poland complied with the European Convention on Human Rights. EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Article […]

Presidential court commission approves final report, identifying disagreement on expansion
09 December 2021
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Presidential court commission approves final report, identifying disagreement on expansion

President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court commission voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to submit a report that describes various proposals for reforming the court but takes no position on the most controversial ideas. The final report identifies “considerable, bipartisan support” for implementing non-renewable 18-year term limits for the justices and “profound disagreement” on whether Congress should […]

“Emergency brake” to curb coronavirus infection in Germany pronounced constitutional
06 December 2021
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“Emergency brake” to curb coronavirus infection in Germany pronounced constitutional

On Nov. 30, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has ruled that the severe measures the country’s government took to fight the spread of COVID-19, the so-called “emergency brake,” were in compliance with Germany’s Basic Law. According to the “emergency brake” rules, adopted by the federal government in April 2021, the restrictions should […]

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