Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News

The Belgian capital Brussels is the latest European city to see mass protests and unrest over tighter coronavirus restrictions. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some throwing fireworks and missiles at police who responded with tear gas and water canon. Belgium has brought in new measures in response to a sharp riseContinue reading “Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News”

Poland-Belarus: Putin behind migrant crisis at border, says Polish PM Morawiecki

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating the migration crisis on the country’s border with Belarus. “(Belarusian leader) Lukashenko is the executor of the latest assault, but this assault has a sponsor who is to be found in Moscow, and this sponsor is President Putin,” Morawiecki said duringContinue reading “Poland-Belarus: Putin behind migrant crisis at border, says Polish PM Morawiecki”

Taiwan welcomes first official European Parliament delegation

Taiwan is “very high on the agenda” in the European Union, the grouping’s first official parliamentary delegation to the democratic island said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory and has not ruled out taking by force, does not have formal diplomatic ties with anyContinue reading “Taiwan welcomes first official European Parliament delegation”

EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News

In breaking news from Brussels, the European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay one million euros a day over a legal dispute with the bloc. The European Court of Justice says Warsaw failed to heed an earlier EU ruling that demanded changes to some of Poland’s judicial reforms. The EU decision in JulyContinue reading “EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News”

EU leaders debate migration amid Belarus ‘state-sponsored smuggling’ – DW News

European Union leaders have spent the last two days tackling a list of mounting challenges. An uptick in migrants crossing into the EU from non-member Belarus has sparked heated debate. Some leaders want to build more walls to control migration. Others are hoping for diplomatic solutions. The situation is serious, Poland has ramped up borderContinue reading “EU leaders debate migration amid Belarus ‘state-sponsored smuggling’ – DW News”

Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law

Polish prime minister warns of EU mission creep Von der Leyen: Poland poses ‘direct challenge to EU legal order’ Three options: legal, financial, suspending voting rights EU justice commissioner says bloc to act within weeks Poland’s prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU’sContinue reading “Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law”

‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during antisemitism summit

Words were seen on several buildings in country; neo-Nazi group claims responsibility for the incident Swedish police are investigating how the words “the Holocaust was a scam” were projected onto the main synagogue in Malmö while the city was holding an international forum on combating antisemitism. The projection was seen on the Synagogue of MalmöContinue reading “‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during antisemitism summit”

Border migrant smuggling continues in Belarus – WION

Border migrant smuggling continues in Belarus. Local smugglers have said that migrants are being sent to EU via Belarus. The EU has accused Belarus of encouraging migrants from Iraq.

China officially joins Russia as a danger to NATO

China has joined Russia as an explicit danger to Western allies after a Nato summit in Brussels on Monday (14 June). “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security,” the 30 Nato leaders said in a joint communiqué. “China is rapidly expandingContinue reading “China officially joins Russia as a danger to NATO”

Belgium: Police charge Brussels April Fool’s Day ‘party’ crowd

Police on horseback and using water cannon charged a crowd of up to 2,000 people gathered in a Brussels park on Friday for a fake concert announced on social media as an April Fool’s Day prank. AFP journalists at the scene saw at projectiles thrown at police in riot gear in the Bois de CambreContinue reading “Belgium: Police charge Brussels April Fool’s Day ‘party’ crowd”

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