Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Slovakia criticised on Roma segregation

Almost two years after the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against Slovakia, Romani children continue to suffer from a discriminatory school system, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said in a new report published on Wednesday. The report reveals that Romani children are being placed in segregated Roma-only schools or classes and that non-Roma parents often remove their children from schools with “too many Romani pupils”.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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