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25th Jul 2017

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EP committee backs firearm reform

The European Parliament's internal market committee on Thursday voted through reforms to tighten the sale and distribution of firearms throughout the EU following terror attacks. The reformed directive imposes more controls on blank firing and inadequately deactivated weapons. The initial proposal had drawn sharp criticism from sport shooters, hunters, reservists and collectors. The bill is now set to be approved in March by parliament's plenary.

Journalists on trial highlights Turkey's crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

EU Commission unmoved by Polish president's veto

Andrzej Duda decided to veto two of the controversial draft laws, which would put the judiciary under political control, but the EU executive is awaiting details before deciding on whether to launch legal probes on Wednesday.

Column / Brexit Briefing

UK presses the Brexit pause button

Originally, a transitional deal to soften the UK's exit from the EU was seen as a no-go on the British side, but now it is seeming more and more likely.

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