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MPs put forward changes to law regulating central bank

The proposed amendments, signed by MPs from nine parties and seven minority and independent deputies in parliament, envisages that the position of governor and vice-governors can be held for a...

Austria to adopt stricter asylum laws, present border measures

Austria is set to move towards tougher measures on Wednesday to limit the number of new asylum requests.

EC non-paper: Serbia's war crimes law should not be condition for Chapter 23

Croatia did not give the green light for the opening of Chapter 23, demanding that Belgrade revoke regional jurisdiction for war crimes, guarantee the rights of the Croat minority in Serbia and...

Germany seeks to screen army recruits to combat Islamist infiltration

Germany's Defence Ministry is preparing a draft law to combat the recruitment of Islamists into the Bundeswehr amid fears the army could be infiltrated by militants seeking weapons training for...

Minister: New public procurement law possibly to go into force in May

Economy Minister Tomislav Panenic has said that Croatia could get a new law on public procurement as early as May, which will make public procurement procedures more transparent, fairer and...

Law enabling gov't to send troops to border passed

The Opposition criticised the adoption of the amended legislation without conducting a public debate on the matter.

Panel discusses Serbian law on universal war crimes jurisdiction

Plenkovic said Croatian MEPs last year raised the issue of Serbia's law on jurisdiction in war crimes cases on the entire territory of the former Yugoslavia, but that not even their Slovenian...

Govt to propose scrapping bailout of hospitals

Amendments to the law on the bailout of public institutions on the agenda for Thursday's government session proposes that the bailout in the health sector be abandoned as it has not yielded the...

Gov't amends laws to enable army deployment for border protection

The Croatian government on Friday adopted draft amendments to the laws on border control and defence to allow the armed forces to help the police in guarding the frontier when that is necessary...

German anti-trust watchdog launches inquiry into Facebook user terms

Germany's anti-trust watchdog has launched an investigation into possible abuse of user data and violation of data protection laws by Facebook, the world's biggest social network.

First projection: Swiss reject tough foreigner extradition law

A plan to expel any foreigner who commits a minor or serious crime receives a clear rejection from Swiss voters, a first projection from a referendum shows.

Task force to be set up to analyse Family Law

The Constitutional Court has requested information from the government regarding plans in this sector after it received ten motions for launching proceedings to assess whether the current Family...

Parliament set to transpose EU acquis into 75 laws in 2016

The Croatian parliament is expected to adopt 75 laws this year that would incorporate the European Union's acquis communautaire, and a schedule for the adoption of those laws will be put on the...

HNS: Protest outside media council attempt to threaten rule of law

He recalled that the Electronic Media Council had suspended Z1's operating licence for three days in line with its duty to report to the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor (DORH) "hate speech...