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20/08/2019

UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit, under new government plan

Home Office wants border restrictions imposed immediately on 31 October – despite warnings of people trapped in legal limbo.
Source: independent.co.uk
20/08/2019

German police to restructure as threat of extremism grows

Germany's Federal Criminal Police (BKA) wants to set up a new central unit to fight right-wing extremism and hate crimes. An additional 440 jobs are expected to be created for the purpose.
Source: dw.com
20/08/2019

Trump is considering attempt to buy Greenland

President says bid would be ‘essentially a real estate deal’. The government of the semi-autonomous Danish territory insisted it was not for sale. The Danish prime minister called any discussion of a sale “absurd”.
Source: theguardian.com
20/08/2019

Russia’s draft foreign ownership law not aimed at making Yandex state-owned – lawmaker

The draft law submitted to Russia’s Duma in late July proposes limiting foreign ownership in internet firms to 20% if they are considered by a special commission to be a “significant source of information”.
Source: reuters.com
20/08/2019

Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children

Children were brought from DR Congo to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans.
Source: bbc.com
13/08/2019

Moscow Prosecutor’s Office demanded to deprive a married couple of parental rights for bringing a year-old child to the rally

The Moscow Prosecutor’s office conducts checks on participation of minors and people with small children in the protests in the city centre on July 27 and August 3.
Source: meduza.io
13/08/2019

UK announces post-Brexit fast-track visa scheme for researchers

London’s plans to fast-track visas for researchers wants to allow “the very best minds” to ensure continuous presence post-Brexit in the country, according to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Source: neweurope.eu
13/08/2019

Bullfighting returns to Majorca after partial ban overturned

Part of a law adopted by the regional parliament had banned the killing of bulls during fights. Spain's constitutional court ruled against that ban, arguing that it was an essential part of the sport.
Source: bbc.com
13/08/2019

Producers of disposable items in Germany should also pay for their utilization

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze intends to alleviate the financial burden from municipalities by making the producers of fast food packages, cigarettes, disposable cups and thin plastic bags to pay for their utilization.
Source: spiegel.de
13/08/2019

Refugee rescuers to be fined up to €1m under new Italian law

Refugee rescue boats carrying stranded migrants may face fines of up to €1m (£918,000) after the Italian parliament passed a controversial law promoted by Matteo Salvini. The Italian Senate approved the law with 160 votes in favour and 57 against.
Source: independent.co
06/08/2019

Dutch “burqa ban” comes into force

The Netherlands joins a number of other European nations in implementing the controversial law. Some consider burqas a symbol of the oppression of women, while others view the ban as a violation of religious freedom.
Source: dw.com
06/08/2019

“Agora” complained to the UN about the shutdown of mobile communications during protests in Russia

Inter-regional Association of Human Rights Organizations “Agora” appealed to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, with regard to severe Internet and mobile disruptions during the protest rallies in Moscow and Ingushetia.
Source: meduza.io