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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Constitutional Court

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# ECJ v. Poland
Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’
# health pass
France's top constitutional court backs Macron's Covid pass
Around 54% of the French population are fully vaccinated.
# Warsaw
Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling
The Constitutional Court ruling severely restricts access to abortion in Poland.
# Independence
Catalonia leader vows to go ahead with independence vote in new form
Artur Mas was forced to suspended the referendum after the Spanish government challenged its legality.
Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society
Even a state with limited resources can prioritise human rights. We’re determined to ignite a passion for using the law to help disenfranchised communities, writes Mairead Healy.
# Hungary
Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president
The fourth change to the country’s constitution since Viktor Orban took power three years ago will also define family as ‘marriage between man and woman’.
# ESM Treaty
Germany's top court approves permanent Eurozone bailout fund
The ruling may mean the Dáil will need another vote on approving it – but also give it a vote on increasing its size in future.
# ESM Treaty
German ESM ruling: Foreign minister confident of treaty approval
Guido Westerwelle is pretty confident that the Constitutional Court will give its blessing to the permanent Eurozone bailout fund.
# fiscal compact
German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law
The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.
# Germany
German court says MPs need greater role in EU treaty talks
The ruling from the Constitutional Court means opposition parties will have a greater say in EU treaties in future.
# Germany
Merkel welcomes ruling, but insists: 'We will never back Eurobonds'
Angela Merkel welcomes the Constitutional Court’s decision – but says it does not mean the emergence of a closer fiscal union.
# Debt Relief
Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts
Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.
# Jordan
Jordan's King welcomes constitutional changes that reduce his power
King Abdullah II is weakening the crown, creating a constitutional court and boosting the role of the parliament.
# Italy
Italian court peels back Berlusconi's legal immunity
The embattled Italian premier will now face charges in three criminal cases relating to his Mediaset media empire.