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22nd Sep 2017

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Human rights court upholds Belgium's full-face veil ban

The European Court of Human Rights said on Tuesday that Belgium's ban of clothing that conceals the face does not infringe on the Convention of human rights. The court said that the ban, adopted in 2008 in three municipalities, "could be regarded as proportionate to the aim pursued, namely the preservation of the conditions of 'living together'." It added that it could be regarded as "necessary" in a democratic society.

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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