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13th Nov 2018

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UK seeks EU sanctions on Russian spy chiefs

The UK is seeking EU travel bans and asset freezes on six Russian spy chiefs from the GRU military intelligence service over the attempted poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the UK in March, British newspaper The Times reports, citing sources. The sanctions are to be imposed under a new EU mechanism for targeting individuals, rather than states, who are deemed guilty of chemical weapons violations, adopted last month.

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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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