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CZECH REPUBLIC: Half of Czech Romanies not integrated into society (Prague Post, link)

DENMARK: Government proposes tougher punishments for foreign fighters (The Copenhagen Post, link)

ESTONIA: An international counter-terrorism training ATHOS held in Estonia (Estonian Interior Ministry, link)

EU: Dutch far-right MEP in hot water after voting for Le Pen (EUobserver, link)

FRANCE: French court upholds acquittal of Femen topless protest at Notre Dame (France 24, link)

FRANCE: French police ban unsafe Halloween costumes (The Local, link): " Police officers in southern France who are still on heightened terror alert have banned locals from wearing "dangerous" costume accessories for Halloween. It comes after a boy dressed as Mr T sparked a terror scare."

Germany leads European police raid against spyware users (Deutsche Welle, link)

GERMANY: Report: Arms maker sued Germany over Saudi Arabia exports license (Deutsche Welle, link): " An investigation by German media has uncovered a lawsuit filed by Heckler & Koch against a subordinate office of the economy ministry. The arms maker complained about the lack of export licenses for Saudi Arabia. "

ITALY: Former civil protection head's L'Aquila trial starts Nov 20 (Gazzetta del Sud, link)

Montenegro Opposition Plans New Protest Rallies (Balkan Insight, link): "Although police have broken up anti-governments protests in Podgorica, the opposition has announced new street protests aimed at forcing out Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic."

NATO: Mini NATO summit in Bucharest will discuss security in the region (Romania Insider, link)

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM (Wired, link)

UK: Freedom of Information Act misused by media to create stories, says Grayling (The Guardian, link)

UK: Manchester chief constable airs fears of ‘thought police’ over counter-extremism (The Guardian, link)

UK: Police force behind Newsnight laptop seizure reveals BBC did not contest Terrorism Act application (Press Gazette, link)

UK: Police to be granted powers to view your internet history (The Telegraph, link)

UK: ‘Wrongly accused’ Manchester bomb plotters take Theresa May to court over ban on re-entering UK (TBIJ, link)

UK: ‘You’d expect the police to get the law right at least’ (The Justice Gap, link): "The Metropolitan police has been sending out ‘potentially unlawful’ letters threatening alleged gang members with prosecution for ‘just being present when a serious crime is committed’ under the common law of joint enterprise."

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