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3rd Oct 2023

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European court: jailed Turkish writer's rights violated

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the right to liberty and freedom of expression of Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan had been violated due to his detention and imprisonment on charges related to the 2016 coup attempt, Ekathimerini writes. Altan, 71, was detained over allegations that he disseminated subliminal messages related to the coup attempt during a TV programme, and articles criticising the government.

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Opinion

Why EU Commission dumped Google's favourite consultant

This should be a wake-up call to ensure consultancy firms with a vested interest are permanently excluded from public tenders. The close relationship between the EU's competition authority and economic consultants poses a serious risk to its independence.

Analysis

Slovak's 'illiberal' Fico victory boosts Orbán, but faces checks

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