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15/10/2019

France — free access to public higher education is a constitutional right

French Constitutional Council ruled that free access to public higher education is a constitutional right, throwing into doubt a planned surge in tuition fees for foreigners.


Source: France 24

15/10/2019

Anti-Corruption Foundation claimed as a “foreign agent”

Aleksey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation was included in the list of foreign agents, since the NGO received money from Spain and the US, according to the Russian Ministry of Justice.
Source: Novaya Gazeta
15/10/2019

Poland is purging its prosecutors

Since 2015, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has waged a brazen campaign for control of Poland’s judicial system writ large.
Source: Foreign Policy
15/10/2019

Violent clashes erupt as Spanish court jails Catalonia leaders

Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between 9 and 13 years in prison.

Source: BBC

15/10/2019

Italian leaders decry human rights ruling on mafia prison regimes

Italian ministers, prosecutors and police chiefs have denounced a European court ruling that tough prison regimes for mafia bosses violate their human rights, warning the judgment will hinder the fight against organized crime across the continent.
Source: The Guardian
10/10/2019

Scotland criminalized smacking of children

The bill, introduced by Scottish Greens, makes it a criminal offense to smack children and abolishes the legal defense of "reasonable chastisement" previously available to parents.
Source: Euronews
10/10/2019

Words about violation of rights and freedoms of Russians considered as a justification of terrorism

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopieva is charged with “justifying terrorism” after writing about the violation of human rights in Russia.

Source: Novaya Gazeta

10/10/2019

132 thousand descendants of expelled Jews apply for Spanish citizenship

The law introduced four years ago was designed to atone for Spain's 15th-century “historical wrong”.
Source: The Guardian
10/10/2019

Italy reduces size of parliament to save €1bn

Italy's parliament has voted to cut the number of representatives in both houses by more than a third.
Source: BBC
10/10/2019

Romania’s second European Commission candidate rejected

Romania’s second pick for the new European Commission, former Interior Minister Dan Nica, has not been approved for the list of hopeful EU commissioners.
Source: Balkan Insight
01/10/2019

Malta Migration Meeting: “Solidarity a la carte is not workable”

Italian, Maltese, French and German interior ministers gathered in the Maltese capital, Valletta for an informal summit to draft an agreement for the distribution of asylum seekers rescued at sea.
Source: Euronews
01/10/2019

Russia proposes to introduce administrative liability for insulting policemen on the Internet

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will prepare a bill designed for protection of police from disseminating "defamatory information" by January 2020.
Source: Novaya Gazeta