27th Feb 2024


OSCE: Polish elections spoiled by 'homophobic rhetoric'

Polish elections last Sunday were fee and fair but marred by "media bias" and "nationalist" as well as "homophobic" rhetoric, international observers from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday. "Lack of impartiality in the media, especially the public broadcaster" undermined voters' free choice, the OSCE said. The hate speech created a "sense of threat" and was a "serious concern in a democratic society", it added.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

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