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15th Jul 2020

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German spies to monitor AfD faction

Germany's domestic intelligence agency, the BfV, is to conduct enhanced surveillance on a faction of the AfD far-right political party, called Flügel, after designating it a threat to national security. The faction, led by anti-migrant and antisemitic MP Björn Höcke, has some 7,000 members, including Nazi sympathisers. The BfV move comes after a white gunman with extremist views killed nine people in shisha bars in Hessen.

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Antwerp's Uigher refugee from China: where's my family?

Nurehmet Burhan is a Uighur refugee in Belgium who had to leave behind his family behind in China. "My new born baby has never seen his father, he doesn't know his father, he has never kissed his father," he says.

UK bans Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

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Good news on the European Citizens' Initiative

Although slightly elaborate, the Citizens' Initiative is an important instrument to boost popular participation in the EU legislative process, as well as to engage citizens in the policy making process of the Union.

EU prepares response to China over Hong Kong

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday that the European Union is preparing a "coordinated" package of EU-wide and national measures in response to China's new security law on Hong Kong.

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