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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...

Romanian police have opened an inquiry into anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on the home of Auschwitz survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

One of the comments said Wiesel, who died in 2016, was "in hell with Hitler."

Police are investigating after anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on the home of late Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. The small house, in the Romanian town of Sighetu Marmatiei, is a protected historical monument.

The graffiti, which appeared on Friday...

Romania's president has rejected the Social Democratic Party's candidate to be prime minister, Sevil Shhaideh, who would have been the country's first Muslim and first female in the office.

Klaus Iohannis gave no reason on December 27 for refusing to accept Shhaideh, a little-known politician who had previously served for six months as Romania's regional development minister.

"I have properly analyzed the arguments for and against [Shhaideh] and I have decided not to accept...

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,”...

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), whose leader said earlier this year that German police should be ready to shoot migrants to prevent them entering the country illegally, was founded three years ago upon a Eurosceptic message.
A recruitment poster for the AfD in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg was part of a campaign to bring more new members into the party.
It showed two smiling young people dressed in blue - the party’s colour - with their thumbs up in an apparent...

Border police arrested 60 migrants trying to enter Romania illegally.
Romanian border police arrested the migrants detected by thermal cameras. Authorities took the migrants to a border police station in the town of Jimbolia. It was stated that the migrants were men aged 20 to 40 and came from Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Morocco.

Diplomatic debates between the two countries rise over Hungary’s announcement of building a fence on its border with Romania. Condemning Hungary on Saturday, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu called the border closure an "autistic and unacceptable act" that violated the spirit of the European Union. Hungary did not leave this statement without a response. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said, "We would expect more modesty from a foreign minister whose prime minister is...

‘Solidarity means both rights and obligations. So if they want us to have the same obligations, they have to give us the same rights. Romania has suffered an injustice over the Schengen issue. The countries that are now asking for our solidarity are the same countries that keep postponing our Schengen entry,’ said Romanian Prime Minister Ponta, speaking at a press conference in Bucharest.
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is to unveil an ambitious plan on Wednesday in response...