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Belarusian anti-war activists risk execution

Activists in Belarus who sabotage railway lines transporting Russian armour to Ukraine or set fire to Russian tanks will in future risk the death penalty under legal changes announced Wednesday, Reuters reports. "There can be no justification for the actions of terrorists," parliament speaker Vladimir Andreychenko said. Activists recently sent EUobserver footage of burning Russian vehicles. "Zhive Belarus!" [meaning "Long-live Belarus"] one activist, who asked not to be named, said.

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Hungary's funds showdown in focus This WEEK

On Tuesday, EU finance and economy ministers are expected to discuss a whole series of highly-political files, with one country tying it all together: Hungary. EU and Western Balkan leaders will also meet in Tirana.

Opinion

EU must break Orbán's veto on a tax rate for multinationals

This global tax rate for multinationals could yield up to €64bn annually. Yet, the Hungarian government led by Viktor Orbán has been blocking it for months. The impotency of the EU to strike a deal is irresponsible and incomprehensible.

Turkey's EU-funded detention centres ripe with abuse: NGO

Afghan and Syrian nationals are being abused at EU-funded removal centres in Turkey amid a lack of proper monitoring, says Human Rights Watch. The findings come at a time when Turkey is deporting large numbers of Afghans back to Kabul.

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