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Massive right-wing rally to be held in Poland

A massive right-wing rally is set to be held in Poland on 11 November, despite having been earlier cancelled given the pandemic. Organisers behind the so-called Independence March are now demanding people who plan to attend to arrive in vehicles rather than by foot. Past marches had attracted some 200,000 people. The latest rally follows another huge protest in defence of women's right to abortion.

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Coronavirus

Worries on Europe's infection surge, after six-week drop

The World Health Organization warned of a surge in new coronavirus infections across Europe, pointing out healthcare systems should not be under pressure in some countries. Meanwhile, the European Medical Agency is reviewing Russia's Sputnik vaccine.

EU Commission cannot hold Frontex to account

MEPs probing the EU's border agency Frontex cross-examined the agency's director. They also spoke to EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson, who made it clear she had little sway over the agency.

Opinion

Orbán leaves EPP group - the beginning of a long endgame

Aside from the EPP, Hungary was also protected - at a member states' level - by key bilateral partners; and not only illiberal countries like Poland, Bulgaria or recently Slovenia - but most importantly also by Germany.

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