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Austria fully recognises same-sex marriage

Austria has become the 16th EU country to fully legalise same-sex marriage after a court ruling on Tuesday which said the separation of marriage from same-sex civil partnerships "implies that homosexual individuals are not equal to heterosexuals". The ruling comes into effect in 2019. The Netherlands was the first EU state to allow gay marriage in 2001, but some EU countries, such as Poland, do not recognise any gay partnership.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

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