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epa07433250 First Vice-President of European Commission Frans Timmermans of the Netherlands  delivers his speech during the debate on UK?s withdrawal from the EU in Strasbourg, France, 13 March 2019. British MPs will vote later in the day on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without a deal on 29 March, after again rejecting the PM's withdrawal agreement on 12 March. The United Kingdom is officially due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, two years after triggering Article 50 in consequence to a referendum.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Timmermans calls on UK to rethink Brexit
epa05246394 (FILE) A file picture dated 03 September 2013 of a customer looking at the Nokia logo inside a Nokia mobile retail outlet in Bhopal, India. According to reports from 06 April 2016, Nokia aims to save 900 million euro per year until 2018 by cutting up to 15,000 jobs.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA Car manufacturers to sue Nokia
epa07014126 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the annual State of The European Union speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 12 September 2018. Juncker's fourth State of the Union Address in the European Parliament comes ahead of the 2019 European elections and in the context of the ongoing debate about the future of the European Union at 27.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Juncker says Europe ‘needs to be loved’
epa05363313 A man walks past a logo of multinational Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing at Taoyuan airport, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 14 June 2016.  EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO EU propose tariffs on €18 bln of US products amid Boeing row
epa07509468 The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, delivers his speech at debate on the consequences of Council´s decision to endorse further delay of the UK withdrawal from the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 April 2019.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Tusk tells MEPs that UK could still do a U-turn on Brexit
epaselect epa04344153 This over-sized barbed wire is part of an installation in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 07 August 2014. The European Central Bank left interest rates on hold despite the threat posed to the eurozone by falling inflation and the escalating crisis surrounding Ukraine. The ECB kept its benchmark refinancing rate at a record low of 0.15 per cent and its deposit rate below zero as it sized up the impact to the 18-member currency bloc of the slew of measures it announced in June aimed at heading off the threat of deflation and spurring bank lending.  EPA/BORIS ROESSLER ECB loses confidence in Eurozone’s ability to return to growth
epa07510147 Swedish schoolgirl climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, reacts before a meeting of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 April 2019.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Sweden’s teenage climate activist challenges European lawmakers
epaselect epa07508910 French firemen try to extinguish a fire as flames are burning the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, 15 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital.  EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT French billionaires pledge €600 million to rebuild Notre-Dame
P040098-195296 Baltic Pipe project deal to boost Central Europe’s energy security
Ján Figel ‘Dignity is the foundational principle of all human rights’ – an interview with Ján Figel

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Klaus-Welle Klaus Welle puts donation box for Notre-Dame in European Parliament, after French pledge hundreds of millions
13547380173_9855f65e29_k New in Strasbourg: The European Parliament yachting club
p24-h_51970905 EPPO, OLAF, and a Molotov cocktail
gab Armed neo-Nazi group issues death threat to Guy Verhofstadt
p24-TT1 The Containment of Russia and the Bulgarian Impasse
NE24-1 Political tides and the European Election parking lots
p24-h_54931879 Italy triggers a strategic discussion on Sino-European relations
p24 Kefalogiannis: The audio recording and the emails of the absent Accredited Parliamentary Assistants
epa07399389 Candidate for European Chief Prosecutor,  Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romanian, former chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (DNA) speaks at a hearing during a Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Budgetary Control committees at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 26 Ferbruary 2019. The hearing of the candidates shortlisted by the selection panel is taking place on 26 February 2019. Romania's Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, who removed Codruta Kovesi from her position last year, accused her of signing 'secret' deals with the national intelligence agency in a anti-democratic manner, informing the European Commision. Kovesi, who was proposed for the post of European Chief Prosecutor, denied the official misconduct and bribery allegations. After Romanian administration decided to block Kovesi application, the European Commission reacted by stating that prosecutors running for the position of European Chief Prosecutor shall be treated fairly. Kovesi said she was informed about the allegations formed by the Special Investigative Section for Prosecutors, and she filed two appeals as a reaction. Romania in the last years struggled to combat corruption, and the DNA was one of the main institutions in the fight against it under Kovesi command.  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EPPO heading for crash
epa06674343 Jean-Claude Juncker (R), President of the European Commission, speaks with Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Manfred Weber (L), at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 17 April 2018.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Weber vs Juncker: What was wrong with the old change?


EU National News

epa07511643 German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) attends a press conference at the Bundespressekonferenz (BPK) in Berlin, Germany, 17 April 2019. The economy ministry released the German economic forecast for spring 2019, stating that the economy does not need a stimulus package, after the ministry cut the 2019 growth forecast by half to 0.5 percent.  EPA-EFE/ADAM BERRY Germany moves closer to a recession
epa07511908 Portuguese drivers waiting to fill their car tank at fuel station still opened despite the fuel truck drivers strike, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 April 2019. The minimum service decreed because of Portugal's national strike of hazardous goods lorry drivers covers 40 per cent of regular operations of fuel supply in filling stations in Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas, according to an order published in the state journal, Diario da Republica.  EPA-EFE/TIAGO PETINGA Strike triggers energy crisis in Portugal
epa07512548 Workers consolidate the North face of Notre-Dame Cathedral threatening to collapse in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral in Paris, France, 17 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon 15 April in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON Macron’s 5-year timetable for Notre-Dame’s reconstruction in question
epa07465811 A worker stands in front of a pipeline tube on the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, 26 March 2019. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline with its length of 1230 kilometers runs from the Russian Baltic coast to Germany, subsea. It emerges in Lubmin near Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.  EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN Nord Stream-2 submits 3rd route option in Denmark
epa07135159 The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks to the press at the Bank of England in London, Britain, 01 November 2018. Carney delivered the banks quarterly Inflation report 01 November.  EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN UK labour market resilient as business confidence drops

World News

epa07501574 (FILE) - A handout photo dated 20 May 2005 and made available 12 April 2019 by Anadarko Petroleum Corp., showing the Constitution spar installation of US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the Gulf of Mexico (reissued 19 April 2019). Reports on 12 April 2019 state Chevron is to buy Anadarko Petroleum, a leading independent US producer in a 50 billion USD take-over deal that sees Chevron boost its US shale and natural gas operations in areas such as Gulf of Mexico.  EPA-EFE/ANADARKO / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Chevron to acquire Anadarko strengthening shale, LNG position
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Roman Vassilenko Vassilenko highlights importance of connectivity for sustainable development at High Level Conference on Central Asia
p1-h_55095716 Zelensky looks poised to win in a landslide
epa07385333 US Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow (2-L), US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin (3-L), US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (4-L) and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R) participate in a US-China trade talk meeting in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 21 January 2019. The US and China are aiming to ease the current trade war and the tit for tat tariffs that are unnerving the global economy.  EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW US and China agree on enforcement mechanism
epa07451440 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L), next to Cypriot President Nikos Anastsyyadis (2-L), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (3-L) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a meeting gets underway in Jerusalem, 20 March 2019. Heads of the three Eastern Mediterranean countries met with Pompeo for talks touching on energy and security, especially Israel's large gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.  EPA-EFE/JIM HOLLANDER New legislation energizes US policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

epa06170176 A customer buys Euros at a money exchange company in Peshawar, Pakistan, 29 August 2017. The Euro jumped against the US dollar on 29 August recording $ 1.2 for the first time in 18 months.  EPA-EFE/ARSHAD ARBAB

Getting exchange rates right

By: Nikhil Patel
Shang-Jin Wei

It’s time for a green EU deal

By: Michel Barnier

The good life after work

By: Robert Skidelsky

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

By: Bernard-Henri Lévy

Our zero-emission future

By: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Multilateralism’s crisis is an opportunity

By: Liu Zhenmin

How to tax a multinational

By: Jayati Ghosh

The roots of right-wing dominance in Israel

By: Shlomo Avineri

The World Bank must change course

By: Bjørn Lomborg

Challenges and opportunities in EU-Indonesian relations

By: Stavros Papagianneas

Peaceful coexistence 2.0

By: Dani Rodrik

How the market is betraying advanced economies

By: Diane Coyle

THE ENLARGEMENT MONITOR

epa07480144 The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev (R) and his Greek counterpart Alexisis Tsipras (L) after the press conference in the Government building , in Skopje, North Macedonia, 02 April 2019. Reports state that Alexis Tsipras is the first Greek Prime Minister to visit North Macedonia since its independence in 1991.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Tsipras visits Skopje hoping to cement his Prespes accomplishments
epa06815065 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (L) arrive on Macedonian side of  the Lake Prespa near Otesevo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), 17 June 2018. Prime Ministers from Greece and Macedonia meet in the Prespes lake district, that borders both countries, and sign an agreement aimed at ending a decades-long dispute between their countries. The agreement shall lead to the renaming of Greece's northern neighbour, as well as its EU and NATO entry.  EPA-EFE/NAKE BATEV Tsipras heads to Skopje to salvage his Prespes gambit
epa07364100 FYR of Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev addresses the nation during the ceremony of raising the NATO flag alongside the Macedonian flag in front of the government building in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), 12 February 2019. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's government is due to change the name of the country after the ratification of the 'Protocol of the North Atlantic Treaty for the Accession of North Macedonia' whereby Greece will approve the accession of its northern neighbor to NATO under its new name, as provided by the Prespes Agreement signed by Athens and Skopje.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Name Dispute: Important issues progressing while public attention fades
epa07421913 Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopulu (L) and North Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov (R) as they are signing the agreement to open a new border crossing between Greece and North Macedonia in Skopje, North Macedonia, 08 March 2019. Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece, Sia Anagnostopulu arrived for a two-days working visit to North Macedonia. She will meet top officials in the country.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Name Dispute: Coming to terms
epa07412921 The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik (L), and the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn (R) attend a joint news conference at the end of their meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 04 March 2019.  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU tells Bosnia to be ‘realistic’ about future membership
epa06575740 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during the Delphi Economic Forum, Delphi, central Greece, 02 March 2018.  EPA-EFE/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU Delphi Economic Forum: Intense focus on Southeastern Europe
epa07014126 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the annual State of The European Union speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 12 September 2018. Juncker's fourth State of the Union Address in the European Parliament comes ahead of the 2019 European elections and in the context of the ongoing debate about the future of the European Union at 27.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER Juncker says Europe ‘needs to be loved’
epa05363313 A man walks past a logo of multinational Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing at Taoyuan airport, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 14 June 2016.  EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO EU propose tariffs on €18 bln of US products amid Boeing row
epa07315215 A zoomed-in photo of a slogan reading: 'This is green.' painted on a freight container on a trailer of 'Noah's Train', a rolling artwork to promote climate protection, that stands at a platform of the Gesundbrunnen train station in Berlin, Germany, 24 January 2019. Said to be the world's longest mobile artwork, the train visits Berlin on its journey through Europe. With the artistically designed container wagons of train, a group of the leading rail freight companies in Europe are campaigning for a shift from road transport to more environmentally friendly rail transport.  EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON It’s time for a green EU deal
epa07512548 Workers consolidate the North face of Notre-Dame Cathedral threatening to collapse in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral in Paris, France, 17 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon 15 April in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON Macron’s 5-year timetable for Notre-Dame’s reconstruction in question

Rare defamation case questions infallibility of regulators epa07183766 Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) chairman James Shipton (L) arrives at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry in Sydney, Australia, 23 November 2018.  EPA-EFE/JOEL CARRETT  AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

A Sydney courtroom maybe half the world away from Brussels, London or Washington, but a judgement that will soon be

By Nicholas Waller Managing Editor

Energy

epa07511908 Portuguese drivers waiting to fill their car tank at fuel station still opened despite the fuel truck drivers strike, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 April 2019. The minimum service decreed because of Portugal's national strike of hazardous goods lorry drivers covers 40 per cent of regular operations of fuel supply in filling stations in Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas, according to an order published in the state journal, Diario da Republica.  EPA-EFE/TIAGO PETINGA Strike triggers energy crisis in Portugal
p16ca Irish scheme for renewable heat generation gets EU nod
epa07465811 A worker stands in front of a pipeline tube on the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, 26 March 2019. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline with its length of 1230 kilometers runs from the Russian Baltic coast to Germany, subsea. It emerges in Lubmin near Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.  EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN Nord Stream-2 submits 3rd route option in Denmark
P040098-195296 Baltic Pipe project deal to boost Central Europe’s energy security
epa07501574 (FILE) - A handout photo dated 20 May 2005 and made available 12 April 2019 by Anadarko Petroleum Corp., showing the Constitution spar installation of US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the Gulf of Mexico (reissued 19 April 2019). Reports on 12 April 2019 state Chevron is to buy Anadarko Petroleum, a leading independent US producer in a 50 billion USD take-over deal that sees Chevron boost its US shale and natural gas operations in areas such as Gulf of Mexico.  EPA-EFE/ANADARKO / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Chevron to acquire Anadarko strengthening shale, LNG position
epa06442960 President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades (C) is flanked by his guests King of Jordan, Abdalla ?? (L) and the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras (R) as they pose for the media during their meeting for the Cyprus-Greece-Jordan tripartite meeting, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, 16 January 2018. The meeting is the first of its kind at this level during which - apart from the signing of mutual agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding - it is expected that it will lay the foundations for a strategic cooperation at all levels. The Declaration of Nicosia is also scheduled to be adopted, constituting a roadmap of the actions which will follow and the common approaches of the three states on important current issues, including regional developments.  EPA-EFE/IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU / POOL / POOL Greece, Cyprus, Jordan cement East Med Gas Forum relationship
epa04611606 Polish miners of the Jastrzebska Coal Company (JSW)  during the protest in front of the Jastrzebska Coal Company headquarters in Jastrzebie-Zdroj, Poland, 09 February 2015. The miners went on strike on 28 January to protest against the company's decision to cut costs, including freezing of wages in 2015, as well as the removal of bonuses for workers, as a reaction to the worsening situation in the Polish coal industry. They also demand dismissal of JSW President Jaroslaw Zagorowski.  EPA/ANDRZEJ GRYGIEL POLAND OUT As CO2 emissions prices increase, climate issues could weigh on European elections
epa07451440 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L), next to Cypriot President Nikos Anastsyyadis (2-L), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (3-L) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a meeting gets underway in Jerusalem, 20 March 2019. Heads of the three Eastern Mediterranean countries met with Pompeo for talks touching on energy and security, especially Israel's large gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.  EPA-EFE/JIM HOLLANDER New legislation energizes US policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Energean - Τα κοιτάσματα στον Κόλπο της Καβάλας Greece’s Energean completes drilling operation in Gulf of Kavala well
ΔΤ - ΥΠΕΝ - 20190409 - ΥΠΟΓΡΑΦΗ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΕΩΝ ΙΟΝΙΟ Φ1 Spain’s Repsol, Greece’s HELPE ink Ionian Sea exploration contracts

Internet & ICT

epa05246394 (FILE) A file picture dated 03 September 2013 of a customer looking at the Nokia logo inside a Nokia mobile retail outlet in Bhopal, India. According to reports from 06 April 2016, Nokia aims to save 900 million euro per year until 2018 by cutting up to 15,000 jobs.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA Car manufacturers to sue Nokia
epa07329098  EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel gives a press conference on the code of practice signed by online platforms to fight disinformation with the European Commissioner for Security Union, (not pictured) at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 29 January 2019. Online platforms, social networks, advertisers and advertising industry in September 2018 agreed on a self-regulatory Code of Practice to address the spread of online disinformation and fake news  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU unveils 7-step strategy to build trust in Artificial Intelligence
chrysler-fiat-sign-merger-agreement IMG Fiat-Chrysler pool car fleet with Tesla to meet EU CO2 limits
epa07331064 A general view of the Sydney headquarters of Chinese tech company Huawei at Chatswood in Sydney, Australia, 30 January 2019.  EPA-EFE/DAN HIMBRECHTS  AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT Commission shuns US pressure to ban Huawei
p2-JOHN_STAPELS_6316_JS5_5365 Interview: BEREC Chair Jeremy Godfrey on Europe’s telecommunications future
epa07223429 Members of Parliament vote during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 11 December 2018.  EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER European Parliament adopts Cybersecurity Act to counter Chinese IT threat
epa06721026 (FILE) - A visitor takes pictures at the stand of Vodafone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2018 (reissued 09 May 2018). According to media reports, Britain's Vodafone Group has confirmed on 09 May 2018 that it has agreed to a deal, valued at 19 billion euro (22.5 billion US dollar), to buy European assets by Liberty Global international cable company. The deal includes operations in Germany, Hungary, Russia and the Czech Republic, media added.  EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ Major operators at Mobile World Congress explore 5G’s potential
Katim_DSC_9518_1000 DarkMatter Group debuts first ultra-secure smartphone
PAN_04819 Greek president opens Delphi Economic Forum warning about AI
epa04010521 A journalist tries out the new LG G Flex Android Smartphone featuring a curved, flexible body and screen during a media presentation at the consumer electronics show CES in Las Vegas, USA, 06 January 2014. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show runs from 07 to 10 January 2014 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  EPA/BRITTA PEDERSEN China drives global adoption of new eSIM technology

Faith and Religious Freedom

Ján Figel ‘Dignity is the foundational principle of all human rights’ – an interview with Ján Figel
epa03517396 Chinese Catholics priests hand out the communion bread in the Xuanwumen Catholic Church during a Christmas Eve mass in Beijing, China 24 December 2012. Christians in China attend church masses as they prepare to celebrate the religious holiday to commemorate the birth of Christ.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG Chinese authorities round up priests and a Hong Kong activist
Christian refugees, Ain Kawa (1) Catholic organisation sharply criticises European efforts to defend religious freedom
epa06162569 Muslims pray at the Mosque of the Islamic Centre of Madrid, the main mosque of the city and the biggest in Spain, during Friday prayers in Madrid, Spain, 25 August 2017. The Imam of Madrid's Mosque stated during the prayers, that the muslim community is together with the families of victims of the Catalonian terrorists attacks, denying that islamic temples are 'places to train terrorists'.  EPA-EFE/JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO Leader of movement monitoring anti-Muslim hate crimes demands more protection from EU institutions
epaselect epa05556847 An interior view of the West-End Synagogue during the ordination ceremony for three young rabbis in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 26 September 2016. The three rabbis will be working with the Jewish communities in the German cities of Leipzig, Osnabrueck and Erfurt.  EPA/BORIS ROESSLER All Faiths Network director say EU must do more to protect believers’ rights
epa07104125 People stand next to the Praesidentengruft (Presidential Crypt), where all the post-World War II Austrian presidents are buried, at the Wiener Zentralfriedhof (Vienna Central Cemetery) during a night tour in Vienna, Austria, 18 October 2018 (issued 19 October 2018). Vienna Central Cemetery, which was opened 1874, is the second largest cemetery in Europe. More than three million people are buried there in over 300,000 graves and crypts. The cemetery covers a total area of 2.5 million square meters.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA EU’s religious freedom envoy wants Europe to do more to protect minorities
epaselect epa07024460 Nuns prepare boxes containing a crucifix which will be distributed to the faithful at the end of the Angelus prayer in Saint Peters square at the Vatican, 16 September 2018.  EPA-EFE/FABIO FRUSATCI Faith-based NGOs want more protection for religious believers
epa07151094 People walk past the Mirror Wall monument that commemorates the deportation of the Berlin Jews at Hermann-Ehlers-Platz square in Berlin, Germany, 07 November 2018 (issued 08 November). The Mirror Wall stands in front of the place where the Steglitz Synagogue once stood. It commemorates the synagogue which was destroyed during 09 November 1938 Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) and the extermination of Berlin Jews during the Nazi era in general. The wall is nine meters long which corresponds with the original synagogue construction. This year marks the 80 anniversary of the Kristallnacht, also known as Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom against the Jewish community that took place on the night from the 09 to the 10 of November 1938. SA paramilitary forces attacked, ransacked and burnt Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues throughout Germany.  EPA-EFE/OMER MESSINGER Belgian rights group demands action against discrimination and racism
epa05816597 Traditional parade through the streets of Aalst for the 89th edition of the Carnival in Aalst, Belgium, 26 February 2017. The carnival of Aalst was registered in 2010 on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of the humanity of UNESCO. The carnival celebrations last for three days from Sunday before Lent.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ UNESCO-listed Flemish festival comes under fire for anti-Semitic floats
epa05882945 Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, joins members of the far-right political group 'Britain First' during a demonstration in central London, Britain, 01 April 2017. The group were joined by a separate demonstration from the 'English Defence League' group during a march to Westminster following the recent terror attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament.  EPA/WILL OLIVER UK counter terrorist experts say far-right extremism is an emerging security threat
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