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Room: Leibniz-Saal
The European Commission announced its decision to further investigate whether the recent reforms of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal and Public Service Broadcasters are consistent with the rule of law, a common value of the EU. At the same time the Council of Europe´s Venice Commission investigates the reforms at the request of the Foreign Minister of Poland. Are the new mechanism and the evaluation by an expert body fit to protect European constitutional values? [more]
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time, so-called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens new possibilities for gaining a better understanding of the universe. [more]
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