Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

Ticker

UK press stirs up hatred, says Council of Europe

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks expressed concern on Monday over several UK newspapers and politicians' attempt to "to stir up hatred" in the Brexit debate. The human rights watchdog highlighted the press reaction to the court ruling that requires Parliament's approval to trigger the exit talks. Muiznieks said it provoked "blatant attacks on the independence of the judiciary designed to stir up popular hatred".

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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