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.

How the Charlie Hebdo attack changed France

Most of France supports the limitations on their liberties in the fight against terrorism – for now.
Cologne sex attacks: What went wrong?

How could Cologne sex attacks be allowed to happen?
Majority of raids have been conducted on Muslim homes, businesses and places of worship using emergency powers.

At least 34 migrants die in latest tragedy of 2016 on Aegean Sea

Tragedy strikes the Aegean once more as at least 34 refugees perish in stormy seas in an ill-fated bid to reach a better life in Europe

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.

Europe receives copious amount of snowfall that has resulted in temperatures dipping below zero in many countries.

VIDEO: Cologne attack ‘left me scarred for life’

Hundred of people in Cologne have been protesting about violence against women in the wake of sexual assaults allegedly carried out on New Year’s Eve.

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.

The ‘Podemos wave’ as a global hope

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

Podemos’ crowds celebrate huge gains in Spanish general elections, Madrid, 21 December 2015. Demotix/Michael Debets. Some rights reserved.

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