European Union seeks agreements with African dictators to deter refugees

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 …

Prime minister of Slovakia Robert Fico: “We do not want Muslims”

Robert Fico has begun his third term as Slovakia’s prime minister by stepping up his anti-Muslim rhetoric just weeks before the country takes over the EU Council presidency. “It may look strange but sorry … Islam has no place in Slovakia,” Fico told the TASR newswire Wednesday. The problem is not migrants coming in, he …

Slovakia adopts law to effectively block Islam from becoming official state religion

The government in Slovakia has approved a law effectively preventing Islam being registered as a state religion for a number of years. The bill was proposed by the Slovak National Party (SNS), and requires a religion to have at least 50,000 followers before it qualifies for state subsidies. According to the most recent census, there …

Slovakia bars Islam from becoming state religion by tightening church laws

The government in Slovakia has approved a law effectively preventing Islam being registered as a state religion for a number of years. The bill was proposed by the Slovak National Party (SNS), and requires a religion to have at least 50,000 followers before it qualifies for state subsidies. According to the most recent census, there …

Woman sparks outrage by urinating on Koran and burning it while threatening to hunt down Muslim ‘parasites’

The unidentified woman is seen in the clip standing in front of the Slovak national flag with the Muslim holy book which she insults, urinates on and then sets alight. The dark-haired protester made the clip in a forest in Slovakia and can be seen tearing out pages before pulling down her trousers and weeing …

Most Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries, poll reveals

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 …

EU is silent on abuses against refugees in Eastern Europe

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 …

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital in Slovakia for four days after her third baby’s birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok hospital in eastern Slovakia slapped her face …

Institutional racism in the justice system is prevalent across EU states says new report

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 …

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