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Macedonia parliament defines marriage as between a man and a woman
January 22, 2015
The Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia voted Tuesday to ban same-sex marriage by defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The law defines marriage as "a life union solely of one woman and one man" and further states that any changes to this new definition will require a t....... [more]

Successions in Europe: What's New in 2015?
January 15, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Angelique Devaux, French Qualified Attorney, discusses the newest occurrences of succession in Europe ...It is just the beginning of 2015, and it is accompanied by a number of new reforms, new laws and new regulations that shall be implemented along with the New Year. 2015 sha....... [more]

EU legal advisor supports ECB's bond purchase plan
January 14, 2015
EU Advocate General Cruz Villalon on Wednesday gave legal support to the European Central Bank (ECB) plan to purchase government bonds as an attempt to remedy the financial crisis in the Eurozone. The Outright Monetary Transactions program sets economic standards for selecting which states qualify f....... [more]

EU grants governments more power regarding use of GMOs
January 13, 2015
The European Parliament on Tuesday approved legislation that gives governments increased power in deciding whether to "restrict or ban the cultivation of" genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The new legislation has come "in response to Europeans' growing concerns about GMOs," and is aimed at "fur....... [more]

Sweden court halts controversial wolf hunt
January 9, 2015
A Swedish court on Thursday put a stop to a wolf hunt 12 hours before it was scheduled to begin in Varmland and Orebro. On appeal brought by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Swedish court issued a temp....... [more]

Turkish rights record to be focus of emergency EU-Turkey membership talks - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:29:46 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish PM says no plans to change state slander provision for EU bid - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:28:55 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish commission votes to not send ex-ministers to trial
January 6, 2015
A Turkish parliamentary commission on Monday voted not to send four ex-ministers to trial on charges of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal which began in December 2013, accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and three other ministers. The commission, consisting....... [more]

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
December 20, 2014
12/03/2014: Supreme Court heard arguments on workplace pregnancy discrimination 07/01/2014: Supreme Court granted certiorari to case addressing pregnant worker's rights 04/17/2014: Florida supreme court ruled discrimination against pregnant women violates state law 06/19/2014: EU court ruled....... [more]

European Court of Justice rules obesity can be a disability
December 18, 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that morbid obesity can be considered a disability under the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive if the employee is prevented from fully participating in professional life because of his or her weight. The case arose from the Retten i Kolding ....... [more]

EU court bans homosexuality tests for asylum seekers
December 2, 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Tuesday that refugees seeking asylum on the basis of homosexuality can not be subjected to tests or interrogations in order to prove their sexual orientation. The court nullified the previous practice of verification based on homosexual stereotypes and detai....... [more]




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