ECHR condemns Russia over Anna Politkovskaya and Pussy Riot cases
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia on Tuesday for failing to "implement the appropriate investigative measures to identify the instigator of the murder" of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, murdered in the elevator of her home in October of 2006. Although the perpetrators of the crime are serving life in...
July 17, 2018
Albania remains top country of origin for European cannabis, Italian report
Albania was the country of origin of most marijuana for Italian and European markets in 2017 according to a report published last week by the Italian central anti-drug services department.
"Imports of marijuana from Albania have increased significantly, reaching a record of seizures of over 90 tonnes in 2017, compared to 41 tonnes in 2016,"...
July 16, 2018
The myriad legal troubles of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
On June 28, the municipal court of Tbilisi condemned former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to a sentence of 6 years in prison, for commissioning an violent attack on the opposition MP Valeri Gelashvili, which resulted in serious injuries.
Saakashvili was found guilty on two counts: abusing his presidential power to order the aggression...
The European Commission on Monday launched a new infringement procedure against Poland, aimed at "protecting the independence of the Polish Supreme Court" on the eve of the entry into force... read more →
EU affairs ministers pressed the Polish government on Tuesday for several hours over its controversial judicial reforms. The hearing, a first in the history of the European Union, was constructive,... read more →
The Council of Europe (CoE) has given a satisfactory assessment of Russia's efforts to criminalise bribery and promote transparency in the financing of political parties in the report by the... read more →
Several hundred people have demonstrated today in front of the Montenegrin parliament building, in Podgorica, in the aftermath of the shooting of a journalist who has written about organised crime... read more →
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