08/06/2020

Finland’s finance minister steps down over training payments

Katri Kulmuni will step down as Finland’s finance minister but continue to lead her party after admitting that she had used taxpayers’ money to fund training on how to speak in public.

Source: Reuters

08/06/2020

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

It comes after their right to stay in temporary accommodation expired. New law reduced the period they could be sheltered from six months to just one.

Source: Euronews

08/06/2020

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

The city-state's new law explicitly bars public authorities, including police, from discriminating based on skin color, gender and other factors. Lawmakers say the new rules help to address systemic racism in Germany.

Source: DW

08/06/2020

French court approves transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect

A French court approved the extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to a United Nations tribunal. Kabuga was arrested in Paris after 25 years on the run. He was one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.

Source: AP News

08/06/2020

Russian court forcibly hospitalises Yakut shaman in psychiatric clinic

Alexander Gabyshev is a shaman from the Siberian city of Yakutsk, who is best known for making multiple attempts to travel on foot to Moscow with the intention of exorcising President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Meduza

15/06/2020

Dutch drink offenders to get ankle bracelet to keep them sober

People in the Netherlands convicted of crimes related to alcohol abuse will have to wear a special ankle bracelet to monitor their drinking habits once the government has passed the necessary legislation.

Source: Reuters

16/06/2020

German far-right party wins case against interior minister

Germany's top court ruled that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer violated the rights of a far-right party by posting a critical interview on his ministry's website. In the interview published on the website, Seehofer accused the Alternative for Germany (AfD) of "undermining the state" and described the party's verbal attacks against the German president as "highly dangerous for our state".

Source: Politico

16/06/2020

Russia clamps down on coronavirus ‘fake news’

After implementing strict lockdown measures, Russia has sought to keep information about the pandemic under tight control. The government coronavirus task force has a special “fake news” division, while the Investigative Committee tracks the coronavirus on messaging apps.

Source: FT

16/06/2020

Transgender couple in a state of uncertainty as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

Hungary last month banned people from changing their gender on identity documents. Because of this reason life for Hungarian transgender couples is put on hold.

Source: NYT