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YouTube at risk from EU law, Google says

Video-streaming site YouTube could end up "over-blocking content to limit legal risk" under a new EU copyright law due to be voted on by MEPs, Google, the US tech giant which runs the website, has warned. The EU directive's loose legal language could also see the Google News website limit its content to "very short extracts" from media, Kent Walker, a senior Google executive, told the Financial Times newspaper.

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EU law needed to protect free press, NGOs say

More than 60 NGOs and media, including EUobserver, have signed a call for an EU-wide law to stop the rich and powerful from silencing critics with malicious litigation.

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Legal battle over oil giant Shell's emissions begins

Environmental organisations have brought the multinational Shell to court, arguing that their current policies violate human rights by knowingly undermining international climate goals.

Frontex takes transparency activists to EU court

The EU border agency Frontex's annual budget for 2020 is €460m. Now they are launching court proceedings against two pro-transparency campaigners for not paying them €24,000 in legal fees after losing a case last year.

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