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22nd Sep 2017

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Polish opposition leader took hefty fee

Mateusz Kijowski, leader of Polish pro-democracy movement KOD, admitted he has been taking money from the organisation, despite earlier claims that he was working on a non-remunerated basis. According to Polish media, Kijowski invoiced himself over €20,000 for IT services to KOD, at a rate above the market average. KOD has been organising anti-government demonstrations and was one of the laureates of the European Parliament's citizens prize in 2016.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

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