Bill to recover regions occupied by Russia passed: Ukraine parliament

On January 18, the Ukraine Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) passed a bill which recognizes regions presently under Russia-backed separatist control as “occupied” and upholds fetching those areas through political and diplomatic means while allowing for military action. Out of the 450-member parliament, 280 members approved the bill and it was endorsed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. […]

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Bulgaria President vetoes anti-corruption bill

On January 2, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev vetoed an anti-corruption measure adopted in December 2017 by the country’s National Assembly. The Law for Counteracting Corruption and Forfeiture of the Unlawfully Acquired Property, sanctioned by the National Assembly on December 20, 2017 would have created a single commission charged with investigating high government officials for graft […]

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Legal probe ordered against Lactalis over contaminated baby milk

A legal probe has been ordered against Lactalis for allegedly causing involuntary injuries and endangering the lives of others including possible cheating and failures in carrying out a product recall. The probe was initiated after the father of a three-month-old baby who drank the milk, and the UFC Que Choisir consumer association, had filed a […]

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Uber is a transport firm, Europe court rules

On December 20, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice, Uber is a company that provides transportation services in Europe rather than a digital firm. The European Union’s highest court for deciding matters of European law. A taxi association in Spain asked a commercial court in Barcelona to review Uber’s activity as […]

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European Patent Office ignores ruling, refuses entry to judge

On December 7, Patrick Corcoran, a patent judge on the European Patent Office’s (EPO’s) board of appeal in Munich, was refused entry to the EPO’s headquarters despite having conclusively won two tribunals and been publicly supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) demanding his immediate reinstatement. Judge Corcoran was accused by his employers of bringing […]

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Data of users of justice.gov.uk may be at risk

Browsers have now started warning users of the criminal justice and court listing site justice.gov.uk that their information is at risk as the website’s SSL certificate expired on December 8. The site contains resources on courts, procedure rules, and offenders. Notably, the site can still be accessed if users click through their browser’s warnings. SSL […]

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law banning same-sex marriage struck down: Austria Constitutional Court

On December 5, Austria’s Constitutional Court ruled that a 2009 law that allowed same-sex couples to enter registered partnerships but not to get married was unconstitutional. It said that the 2009 law violated the constitution by discriminating against same-sex couples. The court ruled that the 2009 law violated the constitution by discriminating against same-sex couples. […]

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Mass legal action over data snooping against Google prevails

In the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK, Google is accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users and is being taken to court. Allegations that Google unlawfully gathered information from 5.4 million UK users by bypassing privacy settings on their iPhones have been made. The group taking action […]

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MoU between India and UK in urban transport sector

On November 28, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari met Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport in the Government of UK in London, to discuss a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United Kingdom in the urban […]

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After losing case, Uber appeals to Britain’s SC

After losing an important case on the rights of its drivers, ride-hailing firm Uber, plans to appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court. Earlier in November 2017, Britain’s Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are “workers” rather than being self-employed, entitling them to benefits such as holiday pay. On November 24, in a statement, Uber said […]

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‘Foreign Agents’ Media Bill passed: Russia’s Federation Council

A legislation that would empower the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from abroad as “foreign agents” and impose sanctions against them has been approved by Russia’s Federation Council. On November 22, in a unanimous 154-0 vote, with one abstention, the measure passed the upper chamber of the Russian parliament. It will now be […]

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