Privacy activist Max Schrems: Only the most myopic could argue the Trump administration has provided any ironclad assurances on protection for EU data. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A week from Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hand down a decision in a critical, Irish-originating case that could potentially upend(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: “There can be no stricter rule for political parties than for organisations that influence political thinking.” Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban has railed against “liberal imperialism” after the European Union’s highest court handed his governm(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland could face many millions of euros in EU fines for introducing such a law. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

The Government’s opposition to the Occupied Territories Bill is based on legal advice from the Attorney General which does not take important case law(...)

The chairman of the German constitutional court Andreas Vosskuhle  gives out the court’s ruling that the ECB must clarify a key bond-buying scheme, in Karlsruhe. Photograph: Sebastian Gollnow/AFP via Getty Images

A ruling by Germany’s constitutional court has sparked serious fears of the unravelling of the European Union. It’s a delayed judgment from an old fi(...)

The decision of the German constitutional court in relation to the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme is not a welcome one in Dublin. The E(...)

The Graham Dwyer challenge contends that metadata obtained by the Garda in the case was gathered unlawfully. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This week, in a long-awaited judgment in the Graham Dwyer challenge to the State’s use of data retention in his murder case, the Irish Supreme Court d(...)

Boris Johnson will tell the European Union he is prepared to accept border checks in a no-deal like scenario. Photograph: Paul Ellis/PA Wire.

Boris Johnson will tell the European Union he is prepared to accept border checks in a no-deal like scenario as tensions ratcheted up between the spar(...)

Last month, the European Court of Justice  decided that Oriol  Junqueras should have received parliamentary immunity from the moment he won a seat in the EU chamber in last May’s election. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Spain’s supreme court has said that the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, should not be allowed to take up his seat as an MEP, de(...)

 Oriol Junqueras (right) leader of the Catalan Republican Left and the former vice-president of the region was one of nice Catalan leaders given jail sentences in October. Photograph: Ballesteros/EPA

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Spain should have allowed the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, to take up his(...)

Poznan district judge Monika Frackowiak: ‘I’m becoming a target when I’m just doing my job.’

Dozens of Polish judges are being “targeted” with “absurd” disciplinary proceedings by their government for defending the rule of law, a member of Pol(...)

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