Posts tagged as Court

Tourism association considers suing state

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Estonian Association of Travel Agents has turned to the justice chancellor and is considering going to court in connection with a Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications decision to ban direct flights to third countries. Minister Taavi Aas (Center) said that decisions are made based on the epidemiological situation. A charter flight to Turkey was scheduled to depart from Tallinn on Saturday morning, CEO of Tez Tour Tatjana Arhipova…

US billionaire and Clinton campaign donor arrested in Lithuania

Monday, September 21, 2020

US billionaire Ahmad ‘Andy’ Khawaja was arrested by Lithuanian law-enforcement officials in Vilnius on September 3, 15min.lt reported on Monday. US officials accuse Khawaja, who holds Lebanese and American passports, of illegally transferring 3.5 billion euros to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, but the man says he is being persecuted because he has compromising information about President Donald Trump. The businessman is married to a Lithuanian woman and has an…

Lithuania will no longer try to summon Gorbachev to court

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A court in Lithuania has begun looking at 61 appeals filled in the January 13 case, which saw 67 people sentenced for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 1991 Soviet crackdown in Vilnius. Appeals against the March 2019 ruling were filed by the convicts, their lawyers, as well as the prosecutors, victims, and civil plaintiffs. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals said it would no longer seek to…

New Harmony takes Riga election results to court

Monday, September 7, 2020

Political party New Harmony has taken to the Administrative Court with regard to unsealed ballots at Riga City Council elections that were declared null, party representatives told the newswire LETA September 6. LSM reported   that at two Rīga polling stations, unsealed ballots were found, the total amounting to 627. It was decided to invalidate the unsealed ballot envelopes and the votes contained therein. The number of mandates received by Harmony and New Unity in the…

Court finds meager support for disabled and old people unconstitutional

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Latvia’s Constitutional Court has found that the current financial support for disabled and senior people is not in line with Latvia’s constitution. The social security support is granted to disabled people and unemployed people who don’t qualify for a state pension or insurance over an accident at work; it is also granted to children who’ve lost their guardian. Support for most of these groups is set at just 64 euros…

Lithuanian judge turns to court over rule of law

Monday, June 29, 2020

On Friday, Sigita Rudėnaitė was reinstated to the Supreme Court of Lithuania, pending a Vilnius DIstrict Court’s decision on her previous dismissal which she says could have been unconstitutional and contrary to the rule of law. Rudėnaitė asked Vilnius District Court to deem her dismissal unlawful and apply interim measures by reinstating her, pending the final ruling. She also asked the Constitutional Court to rule on whether the Lithuanian parliament’s…

Dutch woman required by court to delete social media photos of grandchildren

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A court in The Netherlands has ruled that a grandmother has to delete photos of of her grandchildren that she posted on social media Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The row reached the court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren, which she had posted on social media, despite numerous calls by the mother of the children…

French court considers cardinal’s appeal in sex abuse case

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A French cardinal’s career is at stake as he appears Thursday in an appeals court that will decide whether to uphold his conviction for covering up sexual abuse of children. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin tried to resign after the original conviction in March for failing to report a predator priest to police. But Pope Francis refused to accept the resignation until the appeals process is complete. Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon,…

Former MP Venckienė released on bail

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Neringa Venckienė, a former member of the Lithuanian parliament and judge recently extradited from the United States, will be released on a 10,000-euro bail after a Vilnius court satisfied her appeal on Tuesday. Vilnius Regional Court also ruled to place the former judge under intensive supervision. Commenting on the ruling, which is not subject to appeal, Judge Aušra Bielskė noted that Venckienė was suspected of three offences which did not…

EU court finds Poland’s reform unlawful

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The EU’s Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that elements of controversial judicial reforms undertaken in Poland in 2017 were unlawful. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party had lowered its retirement ages for judges and public prosecutors to 60 years for women and 65 years for men — down from 67 years for both sexes. This reform, in turn, gave the Polish minister of justice the power to decide whether…