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09 November 2016

CoE: European court rules against Hungary in free expression NGO human rights dispute

"Human rights judges say Hungarian authorities were wrong in their decision to refuse to provide a NGO with information relating to the work of ex-officio defence counsel." Read more...

09 November 2016

What it will take for President Trump to deport millions and build the wall

"If Donald Trump sticks to the immigration pledges that helped drive his presidential election victory, he will begin a clampdown on illegal immigration that would be unprecedented in American history and would require an exorbitantly expensive — and logistically difficult — operation to remove millions from the country while fortifying the border." Read more...

09 November 2016

EU: Turkey backsliding on rights and rule of law, says EU

"The EU commission says accession talks with Turkey to join the European Union hang in the balance following a backsliding on the rule of law and fundamental rights. The negative prognosis, issued Wednesday (9 November) in a 102-page annual report, risks stoking further tensions between the two sides." Read more...

09 November 2016

Council of the European Union: Proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office - Outstanding questions on the full text

The Council developing its negotiating position before the trilogue with the European Parliament starts. Full-text of draft position (153 pages) and 91 Footnotes including Member State's positions. Read more...



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