Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing, right-wing Law and Justice political party. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party was the clear winner of Sunday’s general election after early exit polls gave it nearly 44 per cent o(...)

The European Commission said the ruling was limited to court orders and doesn’t concern any other forms of notice by users alleging that certain content is illegal

Europe’s top court has ruled individual countries can force Facebook to take down illegal content, including hate speech, both inside the EU and acros(...)

‘It is likely that Brexit (in any form) will interfere with Good Friday/Belfast Agreement cross-border co-operation and place obstacles in its way in general, but in particular in the area of environmental co-operation,’ the report staes. Photograph: European Space Agency

A no-deal Brexit and the potential for a border with Northern Ireland threatens “innumerable problems” for future environmental projects and standards(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. Last month, High Court judge Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly again sought clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the legality of European arrest warrants.

The number of criminal suspects sent from the Republic to other European Union member states under European arrest warrants has fallen markedly, new (...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “In effect Hungary set the direction without serious consequences.”  Photograph: Daniel Kasap/EPA

The disciplines of the EU accession process tend to have strong liberalising effects on the political cultures of states wishing to join the EU. The (...)

In the wake of Brexit, roughly one-third of all extradition requests made by the UK will be refused because of its withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant, according to barrister Anthony Hanrahan.

There is no barrier to Ireland agreeing to a bilateral arrangement to extradite criminal suspects to and from the UK following Brexit, a conference ha(...)

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records

A senior judge has warned of the need for urgent action to revise a 2011 law that allows State agencies to access people’s phone and internet records,(...)

Protesters gather in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw during a rally  against  Supreme Court legislation in  July  2017. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

“Et nos servi autem legum et liberi esse possimus” (“We are slaves of the law so that we may be free”) Cicero’s injunction saw in the rule of law t(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission on Monday opened a new legal front in its battle with Warsaw over the dilution of the rule of law in Poland by the ruling Law(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly of the High Court has asked the European Court of Justice to determine whether changes to the judicial system in Poland have undermined its ability to give a Polish national a fair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

Artur Celmer will not be in the court today. He’s still in an Irish jail awaiting the deliberations of the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the Eu(...)

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