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12th Nov 2018

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German justice minister says AfD party violates constitution

Just a few weeks before federal elections, German justice minister Heiko Mass has warned the election platform of anti-immigration party AfD is illegal and violates the constitution. Germany's basic law permits "freedom of religion" and prohibits "discrimination on the grounds of faith or religious beliefs," he wrote in Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper. The party is polling around 10 percent, which could make it a large opposition party in the Bundestag.

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EU warns Romania not to abuse GDPR against press

Romania's data protection authority has threatened a €20m fine against reporters investigating high-level corruption. The European Commission has since issued a warning, telling Romanian authorities to give press exemptions when it comes to privacy rights.

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EU 'Magnitsky Act' must bear its proper name

Sergei Magnitsky gave his life to fighting corruption. The least we can do is to honour his sacrifice in the name of the legislation that his heroism inspired.

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