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11th Aug 2020

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Three Roma MEPs elected to European Parliament

Three Roma have been elected members to the European Parliament, according to news server Romea.cz, two less than in the previous parliament. Romeo Franz of Germany and Livia Jaroka of Hungary were re-elected to their seats, while Peter Pollak managed to secure a seat in Slovakia. All three ran as candidates for majority parties. An estimated six million Roma people live across the EU, forming its biggest ethnic minority.

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Minsk violence prompts talk of EU sanctions

Images of bloody injuries after police attacked protesters with batons and stun grenades marked Belarus' latest sham election, posing questions on EU sanctions.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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