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31.08.2015

Germans unite against xenophobia

After the recent spate of violence against asylum seekers, a wave of solidarity with refugees has swept through Germany. In many cities around the country, people have taken part in demonstrations and protests against hate...more »


31.08.2015

Policeman killed, dozens injured in Kyiv protests

One National Guard serviceman was killed and several policemen badly wounded today (31 August), when an explosive device was thrown by far-right Svoboda Party and Right Sector protesters outside parliament, the Kyiv Post reports.more »


31.08.2015

Slovakia calls Visegrad summit to oppose migrant quotas

Slovakia hopes to forge a common position with three other central European states on tackling the migrant crisis engulfing the continent, which would include rejecting any EU quotas for redistributing refugees, its premier,...more »


31.08.2015

Austria toughens controls on road traffic from Hungary

Austrian authorities toughened controls along the country's eastern borders today (31 August), stopping hundreds of refugees and arresting five traffickers in a clampdown that followed last week's gruesome discovery of 71 dead...more »


31.08.2015

NGO: German firms mired in worst Greek corruption scandals since WWII

Siemens, Daimler, and Rheinmetall have been mired in cases of alleged corruption in Greece, the country that Berlin has repeatedly admonished for the parlous state of its economy. No date has been set yet for 19 former...more »


31.08.2015

France, Italy, Portugal and Spain to tackle dairy crisis together

Spain's Minister of Agriculture will meet with her French, Italian and Portuguese counterparts this Friday (4 September), in order to present a united front ahead of a Council meeting on 7 September. EurActiv Spain reports.more »


31.08.2015

Aping Wilders, Dutch government harshens asylum rules

As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two, the Netherlands is about to toughen its asylum policy by cutting off food and shelter for people who fail to qualify as refugees. more »


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