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Progressive groups in Ukraine condemn PM's participation in neo-Nazi rally Progressive groups in Ukraine condemn PM’s participation in neo-Nazi rally

Prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk attended an event organized by a member of the C-14 group which was headlined by the neo-Nazi band Sokyra Peruna

Catalan independence movement flares up

Barcelona and multiple cities in Spain have been witnessing mass protests. What will it take to bring peace again?

British parliament begins session on Brexit deal British parliament begins session on Brexit deal

The Boris Johnson government requires the support of 321 MPs to pass the deal but is struggling to get the required support. If the deal is rejected, an extension of the Brexit deadline will be sought

In Hungarian local polls, Orban’s Fidesz party loses grip over key cities

The opposition managed to gain mayorships in 10 major cities, while Fidesz won 13 mayorships and continued its dominance in county councils

Police attack protest by French firefighters Police attack protest by French firefighters

The firefighters were demanding the abolition of pension reform and a risk bonus, in addition to a recruitment drive. Less than one sixth of firefighters in France are permanent employees

Poland elections The far right regains power in Poland riding on social conservatism, Euro-skepticism

The ruling conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) secured a simple majority in the 460-member lower house of the parliament, the Sejm by winning 235 seats

Croatia march Hundreds march against political repression in Croatia

The marchers also expressed solidarity with the Croatian journalist Gordan Duhacek, who is being prosecuted for publishing a report against police brutality

Portugal PM Costa The significance of the center-left victory in Portugal

António Costa’s politics has contemporary relevance insofar as he has bucked the trend of the declining fortunes for Europe’s center-left, backed by three Leftist groups.

Paleckis Lithuania Lithuanians campaign for release of leftist leader Algirdas Paleckis

Algirdas Paleckis, founder of the socialist Frontas Party, was secretly arrested in October 2018 on charges of “intending to kidnap prosecutors” and of being a Russian spy. He has not been permitted to meet anyone except his wife, and that too, on one occasion

Norway Railways Norwegian workers protest implementation of EU’s 4th railway regulations package

Unions said that the EU’s fourth railway regulations package would strip Norwegian officials of their regulatory authority, endanger the safety of passengers and promote competition and privatization

LGBT groups condemn conferring of Lithuanian award on Polish right-wing leader LGBT groups condemn conferring of Lithuanian award on Polish right-wing leader

The Lithuanian government conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great on Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice, whose homophobic comments have influenced anti-LGBT groups in the country

Russians commemorate victims of anti-Yeltsin protests of 1993 Russians commemorate victims of anti-Yeltsin protests of 1993

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Left Front organized protests in several cities in memory of the 187 people who died when Boris Yeltsin ordered the military to fire on pro-parliament protesters

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