20th Feb 2024


ECJ: Poland's judicial independence in doubt

The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that there are reasons to question the independence of a new judicial chamber in Poland, created under the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government, which monitors and potentially punishes judges. But the European Court of Justice (ECJ) left it to the Polish Supreme Court to examine the new chamber's independence, where some members have been recommended by PiS.

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EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

'Nightmare' 2024 sees Orbán struggle ahead of EU elections

Viktor Orbán admits that 2024 "could not have started any worse" for his government. The sex-abuse scandal that led to the resignation of the president provides an opportunity for Hungary's opposition — but their fragmentation could be a major obstacle.

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