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Poland risks losing EU recovery money in rule-of-law clash

The European Commission has said it might withhold money from Poland's Covid recovery plan due to concerns on the lack of rule of law. "We are analysing the [Polish] decision also in that light," an EU spokesman said Thursday, referring to Poland's decision to ignore an EU court ruling, which said it must suspend a politicised judicial disciplinary chamber. The commission also "wouldn't hesitate" to launch legal action, it added.

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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