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Debate: Thaw between the US and Russia?

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:52
US President Joe Biden has called Vladimir Putin and suggested a face-to-face meeting - just weeks after strongly criticising his Russian counterpart. Everything points to a slight thaw between the two countries - which not all commentators approve of.
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Debate: Austrian health minister resigns due to exhaustion

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:52
Austria's Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (The Greens) has resigned from his post and will be replaced by Wolfgang Mückstein, a physician. Anschober suffered a circulatory collapse for the second time a week ago, which he said was due to exhaustion. "I realised that I had to pull the emergency brake," said the 60-year-old. For commentators, the resignation sounds alarm bells.
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Debate: Ramadan - what Covid has changed and what remains

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:52
The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began for Muslims across the globe on Tuesday. Adults and believers who are in good health are required not to eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. Due to the pandemic, people will not be allowed to gather to break their fast together this year either. This will leave more time for contemplation and reflection, commentators explain.
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Debate: Spain: 90th anniversary of the Second Republic

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:52
Spain has commemorated the 90th anniversary of the Second Spanish Republic, which was proclaimed on 14 April 1931 and introduced democratic rights in the country for the first time, albeit only for a short time before a military coup triggered a civil war which led to decades of dictatorship under General Franco. Commentators take very different views of the significance of the Second Republic for today's Spain.
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65/2021 : 15 April 2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-561/19

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:21
Consorzio Italian Management e Catania Multiservizi and Catania Multiservizi
DFON
Advocate General Bobek: the Court should revisit its case-law (the CILFIT criteria) on the duty of national courts of last instance to request a preliminary ruling

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64/2021 : 15 April 2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-911/19

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:00
FBF
Law governing the institutions
Advocate General Bobek: The Court should declare the European Banking Authority Guidelines on Product Oversight and Governance Arrangements for Retail Banking Products invalid

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63/2021 : 15 April 2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-882/19

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:00
Sumal
Competition
According to Advocate General Pitruzzella, a national court can order a subsidiary company to pay compensation for the harm caused by the anticompetitive conduct of its parent company in a case where the Commission has imposed a fine solely on that parent company

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62/2021 : 15 April 2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-490/20

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:49
Stolichna obshtina, rayon "Pancharevo"
Citizenship of the Union
With regard to the recognition in the European Union of the parentage of a child of a married same-sex couple, Advocate General Kokott recommends that a balance be struck between the national identity of the Member States and the right to freedom of movement of the child and of his or her parents

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