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Belarus Elections Belarus elections may mark a key moment in European geopolitics

Five-time president Alexander Lukashenko is likely to win due to the lack of strong opposition candidates but the possibility of major protests remains. The country is a key part of both Russian and western strategies in the region

Leftist groups urge Danish government to receive more refugees

Leftist groups in Denmark have demanded the social democrat-led government to raise the country’s refugee quota and receive at least 500 refugees annually, which was the case before 2016

French communist youth demand Medically Assisted Procreation for all in need

A bioethics bill with provisions for extension of Medically Assisted Procreation services to single women and lesbian couples was approved by the French national assembly. However, it was not extended to the transgender community

Law & Justice party -Poland Post-communism to barbarism: The Law and Justice Party’s bid for absolute power in Poland

Poland’s Supreme Court has upheld the election of president Andrzej Duda. His victory is another step in the consolidation of the ruling Law and Justice Party’s hegemony over the country

Portuguese Communists against school workers redundancies Dismissal of public school workers in Portugal met with widespread condemnation

Massive reductions are due to take place in public schools in Portugal even as reports highlight an imminent risk of lack of school professionals in the upcoming academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic

British Communists centenary Celebrating 100 years of the communist party in Britain

The centenary celebrations of the Communist Party of Britain were organized online on August 1

Health workers in the UK protest demanding wage hike

Thousands of health workers, including thousands of nurses, marched in London protesting their exclusion from the pay rise announced by the government. The call for the march was given by the Unite union

Workers Protest- Berlin Workers march in Berlin protesting layoffs at major department store chain

The management of the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof in Germany has decided to close 50 branches of its department stores chain by the end of this year. This may lead to the loss of 5,000 jobs

US withdraws troops from Germany US announces withdrawal of around 12,000 troops from Germany

US president Donald Trump has said that Germany needs to pay for its own defense and stop taking advantage of the US. Germany called the move senseless and harmful for NATO  

Istanbul Convention - Poland Progressives denounce Poland’s plan to quit treaty on violence against women

The conservative government in Poland has decided to quit the Istanbul Convention, which is a Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Hungarians rally for press freedom

Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.

Health workers Protest - Romania Romanian health workers demand improved working conditions

Health workers under the leadership of the Sanitas Federation of Romania are protesting lack of proper infrastructure in hospitals and have demanded the implementation of the promised wage hike

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