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31st May 2013

UN tribunal acquits Serbian ex-security officials

Two leaders of Serbia’s former secret police have been acquitted of war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia. While the ruling was welcomed by Belgrade, victims of wartime atrocities expressed disbelief. Judges sitting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the … Continued

31st May 2013

Belgium: Schengen states to granted more control over borders

Schengen countries are to be given more room for maneuver when it comes to introducing border controls. Changes were put in place after a dispute between Paris and Rome over an influx of migrants from North Africa. Participating members will … Continued

31st May 2013

France and Germany agree on ‘full time’ eurozone boss

France and Germany have agreed on the need for a full-time president for the Eurogroup of finance eurozone ministers. Both countries’ leaders met in Paris in an effort to see eye-to-eye on economic policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French … Continued

30th May 2013

France: Merkel, Hollande seek increased competitiveness, job creation

A demand by Brussels that Paris do more to reign in its public debt has angered President Hollande. The debt crisis was to feature high on the agenda in talks between Hollande and visiting German Chancellor Merkel. Shortly after European … Continued

28th May 2013

Belgium: Lifting of arms embargo on Syrian opposition exposes EU divisions

European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew an embargo on arming Syrian rebels. However the compromise exposed deep divisions among the bloc’s member states on how to deal with the conflict in Syria. The deal announced after several … Continued

27th May 2013

France: Hundreds arrested at Paris gay marriage rally

Journalists were attacked, and 350 arrests made in Paris as peaceful protests against gay marriage in Paris on Sunday turned violent. Authorities blamed the trouble on a hard core group of far-right militants. At least 150,000 demonstrators took to the … Continued

27th May 2013

Germany: China’s Li visits Berlin amid trade tensions

China’s new premier Li Keqiang has been welcomed to Germany’s capital by Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is under pressure from Europe’s struggling solar panel branch to stop alleged price-dumping by Chinese manufacturers. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Premier Li Keqiang with … Continued

26th May 2013

France: Attacker stabs French soldier on duty in Paris

A French soldier on anti-terror duty in the La Defense business district of Paris has been stabbed in the throat by an unidentified attacker who then fled. The Interior Ministry said his wounds were not life-threatening. The 23-year-old French soldier … Continued

26th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots starting to ease: police

Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm‘s immigrant-dominated suburbs early Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”” ><img … Continued

25th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots spread west on sixth night

  Stockholm experienced a sixth straight night of riots early Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States warned against travelling to the hotspots.  mp;amp;lt;iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”” ><img src=”” border=”0″ … Continued

25th May 2013

France: IMF chief Lagarde escapes formal corruption investigation

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been named an “assisted witness” in a probe into possible ministerial misconduct in Paris. The case hails from her time as French finance minister. French magistrates on Friday chose not to place … Continued

24th May 2013

Sweden: Schools burn on fifth night of Stockholm riots

  The Local:  At least two schools, a police station, and 15 cars were set ablaze in Stockholm on Thursday night as riots in the suburbs of the Swedish capital continued for the fifth straight night. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”” … Continued

23rd May 2013

Belgium: EU leaders move to end costly tax evasion

EU leaders have have taken a major step to curb tax cheats, pledging to do more to stop companies actively avoiding taxes. The bloc’s latest actions pave the way to ending banking secrecy among its 27 members. Leaders from the … Continued

22nd May 2013

Sweden: Seven arrested over Stockholm’s Husby riots

Seven people were arrested on Tuesday following the Husby riots in northern Stockholm, with Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt warning that the unrest may continue.   Four of the suspected rioters arrested were detained, two were later released and a … Continued

21st May 2013

UK: British business leaders make ‘overwhelming’ EU argument

Some of the UK’s best-known executives have written that “the economic case to stay in the EU is overwhelming” in an open letter, while Prime Minister David Cameron walks an EU tightrope placed by his own Conservatives. A group of … Continued

20th May 2013

Germany: Police warn against high-tech attacks

The Federal Criminal Police Office is warning of a new type of Islamist terrorist threat from the air that could attack both passenger and cargo planes as well as airport facilities, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported. Radical groups could … Continued

20th May 2013

The Netherlands: Police, locals deny claim part of The Hague is a ‘Sharia triangle’

Dutch News: Claim by newspaper Trouw that part of The Hague’s Schilderswijk district is so dominated by orthodox Muslims that they are dictating what people should wear and how they should behave, have been denied by both police and local … Continued

19th May 2013

Ukraine: Thousands rally for Tymoshenko

Thousands of people have attended large rallies in Kyiv in opposition to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, calling for the release of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko. Some clashed with Yanukovych supporters. Saturday’s event was held after the European Court of … Continued

18th May 2013

The Netherlands: Police stop 16-year-old girl heading to Syria to fight

Dutch News: A tip-off from the Dutch security service AIVD led police to stop a 16-year-old would-be jihadist leaving the country to fight in Syria, the NRC reports on Friday. Police spokeswoman Nicole Bogers told the NRC the teenager had … Continued

17th May 2013

Germany: German panel on neo-Nazi NSU terror concludes with harsh criticism of police

A panel investigating right-wing terrorism has concluded that police failed in their duties and require reform. The panel reached its conclusion after a year long review of the National Socialist Underground case. Sebastian Edathy, a Social Democrat (SPD) and the … Continued

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