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Catalan media barred from using term 'political prisoner'

The Provincial Electoral Board of Barcelona on Thursday banned the TV3 and Catalunya Radio news programs from using expressions such as "political prisoners", "exile" and "trial of repression", stating these are part of the electoral language of some parties participating in the upcoming elections. Spanish general elections are to be held on 28 April.

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Rift widens on 'returns' deadline in EU migration pact

Negotiations on the European Commission's asylum and migration pact among EU states continues. But a rift is widening on the eight-month deadline for capitals to sponsor returns of failed asylum seekers.

Coronavirus

EU adds new 'dark red' zone to travel-restrictions map

The European Commission has proposed additional measures to limit non-essential travel within and to the European Union - amid fears over more transmissible mutations triggering a new surge in cases across the bloc.

Opinion

Migrants in Bosnia: a disaster foretold on EU doorstep

Ultimately, the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, only unveiled in September, risks reinforcing bottlenecks and misery at the borders, should be thoroughly amended before final agreement.

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