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EU Parliament condemns Hungary's anti-LGBTIQ law

The European Parliament in a resolution on Thursday condemned Hungary's anti-LGBTIQ legislation with 459 votes for, 147 against, and 58 abstentions. MEPs said urged the EU Commission to take legal action. MEPs also note that "these human-rights violations are part of a broader political agenda to break down democracy and the rule of law, including media freedom, and should be considered a systemic violation of EU values".

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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