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European External Action Service damaged following COVID curbs protest

The building of the European External Action Service was damaged by violent demonstrators on Sunday (23 January) during protests against COVID-19 restrictions with participants from across the EU.
Central Asia 12-01-2022

Kazakh president fires rare criticism at predecessor after unrest

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued rare criticism of his long-ruling predecessor Tuesday (11 January), and said he expected Russian-led forces to leave the troubled Central Asian country in the next 10 days.
Global Europe 06-01-2022

Russia sends military to Kazakhstan to quell anti-government uprising

On Thursday, Russia sent paratroopers into Kazakhstan to quell a countrywide uprising after deadly violence spread across the tightly controlled former Soviet state.
Central Asia 06-01-2022

Europe voices concern over unrest in Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan declared a nationwide state of emergency and promised a tough crackdown on Wednesday (5 January) as mass unrest plunged the country into chaos.
Central Asia 05-01-2022

Kazakh president removes ex-leader Nazarbayev from post amid unrest

Kazakhstan's president stripped his powerful predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev of a role as head of the country's security council on Wednesday (5 December) after demonstrators stormed and torched public buildings in the republic's worst unrest for more than a decade.
Central Asia 05-01-2022

Kazakhstan government resigns after violent protests over fuel price

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government's resignation on Wednesday (5 January), his office said, after a fuel price increase in the oil-rich Central Asian country triggered protests in which nearly 100 police were injured.
Politics 03-01-2022

Dutch police disperse anti-lockdown protesters in Amsterdam

Riot police with batons and shields broke up a crowd of several thousand who had gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday (2 January) to protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures and vaccinations.
Coronavirus 30-12-2021

Belgium makes U-turn to allow theatres, cinemas to reopen

The Belgian government reversed course on Wednesday (29 December) by allowing theatres to reopen after a court suspended their closure ordered a week ago to try to stem the surge in infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Enlargement 29-12-2021

Residents fire up generators as Kosovo energy crisis escalates

As Kosovo endures its worst energy crisis in a decade, Xhelal Gashi is considering closing down his bakery in Pristina because he is struggling to cover fuel costs for a generator since authorities introduced power cuts.
Non-discrimination 09-12-2021

Belgium, Czech Republic downgraded in civic freedoms report

Freedom of expression and peaceful protests are in dangerous decline even in "established democracies" in Europe, according to the 2021 edition of the annual CIVICUS Monitor index published on Wednesday (December 8).
Politics 06-12-2021

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against COVID rules

Belgian police fired water cannon and used tear gas Sunday (4 December) to disperse protesters opposed to compulsory health measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Non-discrimination 06-12-2021

More than 40,000 march in Vienna against coronavirus lockdown

More than 40,000 people marched through Vienna on Saturday (4 December) to protest against a lockdown and plans to make vaccinations compulsory to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Enlargement 25-11-2021

Serbian activists rally against laws on expropriation and referendum

About 2,000 protesters rallied in Belgrade on Wednesday (24 November) over the planned adoption of laws on expropriation and a referendum they say is designed by the government to help investors speed up their mining projects in Serbia.
Health 23-11-2021

‘Jabbed, cured or dead’, Germany warns as Europe battles COVID surge

Germans faced the stark warning Monday (22 November) that they would be either "vaccinated, cured or dead" from Covid by the end of winter, while Austria returned to a partial lockdown as Europe battles a fourth wave of the pandemic.
Health 12-11-2021

Croatians protest against tightened COVID measures

Hundreds of Croatians protested on Thursday (11 November) for the fourth day in Zagreb and other cities against obligatory certificates for the public sector as the country's Covid-19 cases hit a record high.
Elections 11-10-2021

Italian police arrest far-right party officials after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday (10 October) they had arrested 12 people, including top officials of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, following clashes in Rome against a government drive to make the COVID-19 "Green Pass" mandatory for all workers
Elections 26-07-2021

Protesters opposed to COVID measures clash with police in Paris

French anti-riot police fired teargas on Saturday (24 July) as clashes erupted during protests in central Paris against COVID-19 restrictions and a vaccination campaign, television reported.
Global Europe 12-07-2021

Thousands of Cubans join biggest anti-government protests in decades

Chanting "freedom" and calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, thousands of Cubans joined street protests from Havana to Santiago on Sunday (11 July) in the biggest anti-government demonstrations on the Communist-run island in decades.
Agrifood 30-06-2021

France still has mixed feelings over compromise CAP deal

After the 27 EU agriculture ministers agreed in principle on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Monday (28 June), following months of tough negotiations, not everyone in France is happy with the result. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 04-05-2021

France rejects British fishing demands as Brexit row deepens

The French government on Monday (3 May) lashed out at new regulations which Britain has declared for fishing in its waters near the Channel Islands, deeming them "null and void" in a deepening post-Brexit row.
Enlargement 28-04-2021

Albania PM declares victory but opponents cry foul

Albania's prime minister declared victory in parliamentary elections on Tuesday (27 April) and claimed a record third term in office, but the opposition has refused to accept the result.
Brexit 27-04-2021

France threatens ‘reprisals’ if Brexit fishing deal not implemented

France on Tuesday (27 April) threatened "reprisals" against Britain unless a post-Brexit deal on fishing rights is implemented, the latest sign of cross-Channel tensions over the highly sensitive sector.
Global Europe 22-04-2021

Navalny in ‘serious danger’, needs urgent medical evacuation: UN experts

A group of UN rights experts expressed alarm Wednesday (21 April) at the deteriorating health of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and called for his urgent medical evacuation from Russia.
Eastern Europe 20-04-2021

Georgia ruling party, opposition sign EU-led pact to end crisis

Georgia's ruling party and the opposition on Monday (19 April) signed an EU-mediated agreement to end a months-long political crisis that raised concerns in the West over the Caucasus country's backsliding on democracy.