Member states of the Council of Europe

CoE Torture Watchdog Accuses Croatia of Abusing Migrants at Borders

The Council of Europe's anti-torture committee has called on EU external border state Croatia to stop police ill-treatment of migrants and asylum seekers in its borders.

On Friday, its report called on authorities to take "determined action to stop migrants from being ill-treated by police officers and to ensure that cases of alleged ill-treatment are investigated effectively".

Orban Builds Popularity, Influence in Slovakia Using Hungarian Taxpayer Money

Renovation of Rakoczi's chateau in Borsa was officially finished in June 2021 at a ceremony attended by Slovak President Zuzana Caputova and her Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader. Photo: Tomas Hrivnak Sign listing the politicians responsible for the restoration of Rakoczi chateau in Borsa, Slovakia.

Pahor and Vučić discuss situation in region

Belgrade – Visiting Belgrade as part of the preparations for the next summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, President Borut Pahor met his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić on Sunday. Pahor said that the process of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans was too slow, which led to renewed policies of nationalism and border changes that threaten security.

Stefan Yanev and Zoran Zaev: “We are Together in Good and in Bad Times

Today is a strange day. A day marked by two serious tragedies - last night's incident in the Varna village of Royak, where nine Bulgarian citizens died. The tragedy is still being investigated. Investigative bodies must do their job. A few hours later, a new tragedy marked today.

Unconvinced by Democracy: Czechs Nostalgic for Communist Past, Slovaks Even More So

"The evaluation of the previous regime as better is the result of a comparison with the present, which can be a source of dissatisfaction for some, so much so that they come to believe life was better under the previous regime," said Bohumil Búzik, a sociologist at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

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