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Albania arrests ex-minister on corruption charges

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A former Albanian environment minister has been arrested on abuse of post and corruption charges, the prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. In a statement, the Spe...

Bulgaria: Anti-corruption party leader asked to form government

Four political parties in Bulgaria have reached an agreement for a governing coalition. Anti-corruption We Continue the Change (PP) party handed the draft government document to President Rumen Radev ...

Taiwanese legislators call for boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) said they are calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, bringing a proposal on the issue to a multip...

Bulgaria's expats pushing for reforms as country prepares to vote

"Whether we mention Bulgaria in Chicago or Sofia, we do it with love," says Wanya Kramer, who has lived in the US for 20 years. Together with advertising experts in her home country and act...

Albania's ex-top prosecutor sentenced over corruption

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian Appeals Court on Wednesday sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in prison for hiding money from illegally-owned properties. ...

Poland vows not to pay any EU court fines

What many in Poland had suspected, and even feared, has now come to pass: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has imposed a daily fine of €1 million ($1.2 million) on the country over its judicia...

Taiwan to continue with judicial reform after positive IMD ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Judicial reform remained a priority in Taiwan as the country reached No. 25 for its justice system on the World Competitiveness Ranking of Swiss business school IMD, the J...

Polish PM faces EU questions over controversial court ruling

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appeared at the European Parliament on Tuesday to answer questions over a recent ruling by his country's Constitutional Tribunal on the primacy of EU...

Poland: Top court ruling against EU law comes into force

A landmark ruling by Poland's top court challenging the primacy of EU law has entered into force. The decision was published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday, making it legally binding. The Co...

Opinion: Poland is not yet lost to the European Union

The ruling by Poland's constitutional court has irked all champions of an ever more closely knit European Union. That is because the Polish judges have put a stop to the jurisdiction of the Europe...

Poland's top court rules against primacy of EU law

Poland's constitutional court said on Thursday that Polish law can take precedence over EU law amid an ongoing dispute between the European bloc and the eastern European member state. The decisio...

Taiwan judge knocks steel bar on his own head, deems it 'weapon'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A judge’s decision to personally test a steel bar’s strength by knocking it over his own head before deeming it a weapon has triggered ridicule within Taiwan&r...

Albania's ex-top prosecutor jailed of corruption

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court Wednesday sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in prison and confiscated his property Wednesday for hiding the money involved i...

Poland and Hungary lash back against EU rule of law report

Bad faith, blackmail, political attack, double standards: Such were the terms used in reactions from government politicians in Poland and Hungary after the European Union presented its second report o...

Hungary calls for ballot to defend LGBT law opposed by EU

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people. ...