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Turkish Referendum ‘Unlevel Playing field’: Monitors

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field” and the vote count itself was marred by late procedural changes that removed key safeguards, international observers said on Monday.

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Nationalist Poland ‘Alone’ in the EU After Tusk Re-Election

WARSAW (AFP) – Polish media on Friday underscored their country’s isolation in the European Union after the bloc’s leaders re-elected liberal Donald Tusk as president despite strident opposition from the rightwing government in his native Poland.


European Report: British Press Should Suppress Details If Terrorists are Muslim

The British media should refrain from reporting the Islamic nature of Islamic terrorism to avoid creating a backlash against Muslims, according to a report by a committee of the Council of Europe. British politicians including David Cameron and Nigel Farage also came in for criticism, accused of fuelling a rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia, and hate speech in the UK.


Council Of Europe Backs Plan To Protect Threatened Jewish Cemeteries

The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland will visit Frampol, Poland on Tuesday to lend show his support to the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (EJCI) which works to protect Jewish burial grounds in Central and Eastern Europe. Frampol is a

A policeman stands 02 April 2007 in the Jewish cemetery in the northern French city of Lille, where 50 gravestones have been desecrated in an overnight attack 31 March 2007.

One Third Of Prisoners In Germany Are ‘Foreign’ Citizens

More than 30 per cent of prisoners in Germany are “foreign”, a much higher proportion than other European countries, the Council of Europe has found. In one state, foreigners made up an astonishing 96 per cent of incarcerated peoples. Of the 65,710 prisoners

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EU Tries Again To Sneak Prisoner Votes Into UK Law

European officials have criticised the British government for not allowing prisoners to vote and given it a year to come up with a plan to implement the demand. The Council of Europe expressed “profound concern” that the ban remains in

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Council Of Europe Concerned At Rising Racism In Germany

Europe’s top human rights watchdog on Thursday voiced concern at mounting racism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands

SCHOENEFELD, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: People hold a banner to welcome migrants arriving on an ICE high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn from Munich near Berlin on September 13, 2015 in Schoenefeld, Germany.

Intolerance And Racism Towards Migrant Workers: In Hungary And Poland Not UK

The Council of Europe’s ‘European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance‘ (ECRI) published critical reports this week calling for action in Hungary and Poland to fight prejudice within their borders. Although often cited as victims of intolerance in the UK it has been shown that

Supporters of the Hungarian far-right Jobbik party attend a demonstration in Miskolc