The victims of the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the hostage taking in a Jewish supermarket were commemorated in Paris on Tuesday. A year after the attacks France’s politicians have still done nothing to tackle the roots of the terror, some commentators complain. For others, fear-driven self-censorship is threatening freedom of opinion.
The confirmation could strengthen Horst Seehofer’s demand for a cap on numbers. Today (6 January), the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) leader will meet with the Chancellor, Angela Merkel (CDU), where they are both expected to discuss refugee policy.
A German official told the Brussels press today (6 January) – in the presence of the EU Commissioner for Migration – that European policies to tackle the refugee crisis are not working properly, and as a consequence the number of refugees arriving in Germany has not declined.
About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne’s cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said yesterday (4 January), in events they have described as “a new dimension in crime”.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit Brussels on 18 January following a planned European Commission debate on the rule of law in Poland, whose government has sparked concern by pushing through controversial changes to the judiciary and media.
Podemos’ bursting into Spain’s parliament is a breath of fresh air for the Left, and for the global movements seeking to replicate the Spanish political phenomenon. Español
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