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18th May 2021

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Polish doctor wins landmark pro-life case in Norway

Norway's supreme court on Thursday ruled that a doctor has the right to refuse medical procedures that are against their conscience. It said a Polish doctor, Katarzyna Jachimowicz, was entitled to compensation of €260,000 because she lost her job in Norway for objecting to fitting intrauterine devices (IUDs). Her lawyer, Haakon Bleken, said the ruling was important "not only for doctors, but for people of faith in all professions".

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EU unveils roadmap to green maritime activities

The European Commission unveiled new rules to green economic activities at sea, which employ more than four million people in the bloc. These include tightening ship-recycling rules and new targets to restore damaged marine ecosystems.

Opinion

We Palestinians are looking to the EU to uphold our rights

As European foreign ministers meet to talk about Israel and Palestine, Palestinians from both sides of the Green Line will be looking to the EU, Israel's main trade partner, to take the moral, legal and political steps required.

Podcast

First aid for Polish democracy

Parallels with the Soviet era are increasingly evident in Poland - where the ruling coalition hounds judges and captures courts.

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