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Belarus detains journalists ahead of protests

Belarusian police detained about 20 journalists planning to cover a protest in central Minsk on Thursday and confiscated their telephones and documents, Reuters reported. The interior ministry said the journalists had been driven to a police station for officers to check if they had valid accreditation. It added that all those with official accreditation would be released. Journalists had been preparing to cover an evening anti-government protest.

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Corruption failures also highlighted in rule of law report

The European Commission's first report on the rule of law has raised concerns over the lack of effective anti-corruption efforts in some members sates - while it considers Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have good governance measures.

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Unsung hero: Portugal showing EU way on migration

Portugal has sought to be a leader at the EU level with regard to refugees and migrants, advocating a liberal position. It has consistently shown a willingness to take in refugees.

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