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Commission wants biometric data on ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens above the age of 12 will be required to include include biometric data, fingerprints and facial images, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday as part of a crackdown on the criminal use of ID cards. All EU countries except Britain, Ireland and Denmark issue ID cards. However, around 80 million Europeans currently have ID cards without biometric identifiers.

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Punish Belarus too for aiding Putin's Ukraine war

While Belarus has not sent its own troops to fight Russia's war in Ukraine, the Minsk dictatorship has been heavily involved. As a result, Belarus must be punished for its involvement — what can the world do to sanction Belarus?

Poland's culture of fear after three years of abortion 'ban'

Poland in 2020 imposed a near-total ban on abortion, triggering mass protests — and today the demands for access to safe abortion continue. On International Safe Abortion Day, dozens gathered in Brussels calling for solidarity among member states.

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