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Romania to hold referendum targeting same-sex marriages

Romania's senate on Tuesday backed a citizens' initiative signed by over three million people to hold a referendum on changing the constitution, in a bid that could make it impossible to legalise same-sex unions in the future. If approved the constitution would be amended to define marriage as a union between "a man and a woman". The referendum could be held as early as 7 October.

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Open Arms may face fine in Spain 

Open Arms may face a fine of up to €901,000 for doing "search and rescue" without authorisation, but rescuing people who are shipwrecked is a legal duty, the NGO says.

Belgium's EU commission hopeful in free press row

Didier Reynders, Belgium's EU commissioner hopeful and foreign minister backed bill that could sentence whistle-blowers to five years in prison and fine journalists up to €5,000.

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The EU committee's great 'per diem' charade

Around 30 members of European Economic Social Committee, who live and work primarily in Brussels or nearby, have claimed €1.47m in a 'daily subsistence' allowance from European taxpayers to cover accommodation, food and local transport for meetings held in Brussels.

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