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European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders gives a press conference on EU rules on data protection (GDPR) and the new EU Strategy on victimsí rights in Brussels on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Olivier HOSLET / POOL / AFP)
European Commissioner for Justice Didier […]

EU racism pledge clouded by ‘blackface’ controversy

A pledge by the EU to make its 30,000 strong civil service more diverse has been overshadowed by the blackface-wearing past of its top justice official, Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders
People demonstrate in Prague against the Czech government's ties to the Communist Party during commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of former Czechoslovakia in 1968. The placards read "who rules with Communists defames the memory of the victims of Soviet invasion". Photo: Michal Cizek / AFP
People demonstrate in Prague against the […]

Czechs protest government, 50 years after Soviets crushed Prague Spring

Czechs and Slovaks mark 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the "Prague Spring", while protesters use anniversary to rail against Czech government's ties to the Communist Party.