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    • Kosovo ex-rebel denies war crimes

      Kosovo ex-rebel denies war crimes

      A special tribunal in The Hague investigating allegations of atrocities committed by Kosovo rebels during the 1998-1999 conflict with Serbia opened its first case on Wednesday, news wires reported. The first defendant was a commander accused of torturing prisoners.

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    • Swedish citizen found guilty of spying for Russia

      Swedish citizen found guilty of spying for Russia

      A Swedish court on Wednesday sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for spying for Russia, which involved selling secret information from truckmaker Scania, news wires reported. The court found the man guilty of acquiring and selling the secret information from the truckmaker to a Russian embassy official.

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    • German court rules Nord Stream 2 to obey EU laws

      German court rules Nord Stream 2 to obey EU laws

      The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline must obey the EU regulations with no exemptions, a German court ruled. The specific EU regulations require that the owners and operators of the pipeline must offer a certain part of total volume to parties different from the suppliers of the gas that flows in them to ensure fair competition. The ruling emphasizes that there should be no exempt from EU, Reuters elaborated.

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    • Shell to appeal Dutch climate ruling

      Shell to appeal Dutch climate ruling

      Royal Dutch Shell confirmed today it will appeal a Dutch court ruling ordering the energy company to accelerate its carbon emission reduction target, news wires reported. The Anglo-Dutch company also said it will seek to ramp up its energy transition strategy in the wake of the ruling.

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    • YouTube wins key legal battle over copyrights

      YouTube wins key legal battle over copyrights

      US online platform YouTube won a key legal battle in EU Top Court in Luxembourg, Reuters reported. The victory comes as part of the long row over copyrights. In its decision the court ruled in favour of YouTube and stated that online platforms are not liable for users uploading unauthorised works or contents unless the platforms failed to take quick action to remove or block access to the files.

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    • EU and AstraZeneca battle in court

      EU and AstraZeneca battle in court

      The Commission will confront today AstraZeneca in a Belgian court over coronavirus vaccine delivery shortfalls that hampered efforts to kickstart inoculations across the bloc, news wires reported. Lawyers for both sides were due to appear before a judge in the French-speaking court in Brussels already in the morning. Another hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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    • Commission takes AstraZeneca to court

      Commission takes AstraZeneca to court

      The Commission started legal action against British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca due to breaches of its Covid-19 vaccine supply contract, news wires reported. The EU executive began the process on Friday because some terms of the contract have not been respected, commission spokesperson Stefan De Keersmaecker said on Monday.

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