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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.

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.

Turkey Dismisses Polish Accusation of Aiding Migrant Crisis

Migrants approaching a fence at the Belarus-Polish border in the Grodno region of Belarus, November 10, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/LEONID SCHEGLOV/BELTA

Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau on Wednesday that Turkey was being made part of a problem despite not being party to it.

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