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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic breached their obligations under EU law by refusing to take in refugees.

The ECJ says in its ruling that these countries had failed to accept their share of 120,000 asylum seekers who had arrived in Italy and Greece, under a relocation programme agreed by the European Council in 2015.

It also finds Poland and the Czech Republic guilty of failing to fulfil their obligations under an earlier...

A mosque in the Czech Republic's second city of Brno has been vandalised with graffiti threatening to kill Muslims, police said on January 4.

"Don't spread Islam in the Czech Republic! Otherwise we'll kill you," reads the inscription sprayed on the mosque.

"We have been investigating the case since Friday afternoon as damage to property for now," local police spokesman Bohumil Malasek told AFP.

The perpetrator faces up to a year in prison if convicted.

"We take it...

Europol, the European police agency, issued a “Strategic Report” earlier Tuesday, saying that right-wing violence is on the rise in many EU states. The confidential report, cited by German media, says that the extremist groups seek to boost their “combat skills” by recruiting military and police members. The report noted that extremist groups are getting “increasingly popular among younger and better educated demographics.”

EU police agency Europol warned of growing far-right violence...

Institutional racism is prevalent in criminal justice systems across the European Union and has created a "justice gap" in such cases, a new study has found.

The research, carried out by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), has found "deeply-rooted institutional racism" affects all parts of the justice process, from the very reporting of the crime to sentencing.

This is despite data suggesting that the occurrence of racially-motivated crimes are on the rise in many EU...

A 70-year-old man allegedly caused two train crashes and left Arabic messages at the scene, in an attempt to provoke a backlash against Muslims. 

Prosecutors in the Czech Republic told local media that the pensioner chopped down trees so they would fall over the railway tracks near Mlada Boleslav, a small city around 40 miles north of the country's capital, Prague. 

State attorney Marek Bodlak said the defendant left leaflets at the scene “containing linguistically garbled...

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that went against a Somali student who accused a nursing school of discrimination because she wears a hijab. Ayan Jamaal Ahmednuur demanded an apology and 60,000 koruna ($2,750) in compensation but the Prague 10 district court ruled in January there was no evidence of discrimination. Ahmednuur appealed but Prague's Municipal Court ruled on Tuesday that the school didn't discriminate against her.

Czech law doesn't ban headscarves in...

The EU has launched a legal case against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland over their tough stance on taking in asylum seekers. The Hungarian and Polish governments have long refused to take in migrants under a 2015 relocation plan, which was agreed by qualified majority. The Czechs have taken in twelve.

“It is binding and mandatory for all member states to comply and implement according to the pledges they gave. The sanctions have somehow being defined by the infringement...

The Interior Minister of the Czech Republic, Milan Chovanec, stated in an interview with Czech newspaper "Pravo" that he did not support the refugee quota set out by the European Union. Chovanec said if the EU threatened the country with financial penalties, the Czech Republic would still not accept further refugees. "We have accepted 12 refugees out of approximately 1,600," Chovanec said, hinting that many of the asylum seekers assigned to the Czech Republic could pose a security risk, he...

A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed.

An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.

The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries, found majorities in all but two of the ten states opposed...

The European Union prides itself on being a bloc of fairness, justice and equality. But is it ignoring abuses against refugees in Eastern Europe?

It’s not just heads of state who have launched an all-out assault on refugees. Public officials, policemen—and an overwhelming majority of the public have joined in.

1. Hungary

“Every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.” —Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister.

Hungary was one of four EU members in...

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in an interview published in the newspaper Právo said: "We do not have a strong Muslim community and, frankly speaking, we do not want it to appear."
The results of the integration of refugees from Muslim countries in the Christian society of European countries seem to be very controversial, according to Sobotka.
He also pointed out that the descendants of immigrants from Islamic countries were involved in organization and conduct of the...

An anti-immigration movement's members staged a fake ISIS attack in the middle of Prague over the weekend. A reckless stunt from an Islamophobic group turned to horror as a 'fake ISIS militant invasion' left "several tourists" injured.
Panic erupted in the middle of the European capital as the group entered the city's centre equipped with an ISIS flag, camouflage clothing and guns – all while shouting "Allahu Akbar".
Police admitted they had approved the planned demonstration in...

Coup soldiers attacked civilians with tanks, F-16 jets and helicopters. They targeted innocent civilians deliberately. Turkish parliament and Presidential Complex were also bombed by coup plotters. However, despite this tragic event that no representatives or officials from EU have visited for condolence since failed coup in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees.
The goal of the agreements—described as “compacts”—is “the combatting of causes of flight and a reduction of irregular migration to Europe,”...