Newshound for 10 June 2022

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On Thursday, MEPs adopted a resolution on global threats to abortion rights reminding the United States Supreme Court that it is vital to protect the right to abortion in the US Constitution. MEPs also call on the European Union and its Member States to include the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, asking to remove and combat obstacles to safe and legal abortion. Read the full resolution.

Source: European Parliament Press Service

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Polish parliament passes bill to eliminate disciplinary chamber, rejecting opposition amendments - writes Notes from Poland. The lower house of Poland’s parliament has given final approval to a bill that would eliminate the disciplinary chamber for judges, one of the milestones required for unlocking EU funds. But the amendments added to the piece of legislation by the upper-house Senate has been rejected. Without these amendements, Poland may not meet the milestones agreed with the EU to unblock its funds. Read the article.

Source: Notes from Poland

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As noted by Dr. Ilke Toygür, on 23 e 24 June 2022, the European Council will discuss the revision of Treaties and the enlargement of the European Union. Leaders will be asked to decide whether to grant Ukraine, Republic of Moldova and Georgia candidate status.

Source: Ilke Toygür

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Szabolcs Panyi, investigative journalist at direkt36 has lead an investigation showing that Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs instructed Hungarian diplomats delegated to EU member states to monitor the activity of Hungarian journalists operating in EU and foreign journalists working in Hungary. Read the investigation.

Source: Szabolcs Panyi

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