European Union bans four media outlets for peddling Russian propaganda

The outlets include Voice of Europe, which was foiled as a Russian influence operation by Czech secret services in March. The European Union has announced a ban on four media outlets accused of spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda and “destabilising” Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. The four blacklisted outlets – Voice of Europe, RIA Novosti, Izvestia and Rossiyskaya Gazeta […]

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Assassination attempt opens Slovakia’s wounds, some linked to PM Fico

As Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico fought for his life in a serious condition on Thursday, a political battle broke out over what had motivated a 71-year-old former security guard to shoot him. Tomas Taraba, Fico’s deputy and Slovakia’s environment minister, initially accused the centre-left political opposition, saying it had “blood on its hands”. Meanwhile, […]

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Hungary urges EU to emulate Georgia’s ‘Russian bill’

Hungary would encourage other European Union members to adopt laws similar to Georgia’s highly contested “foreign influence” law, a senior official of the Central European country said on May 17. The bill’s adoption has prompted unprecedented protests in Tbilisi and a blizzard of international condemnation, including from the EU. But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s […]

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Slovak Prime Minister Fico in ‘life threatening’ condition, next hours decisive

Robert Fico is in a life-threatening condition, the Slovak government office said in an emailed statement. Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico has been shot and injured in a shooting in Handlova, Slovakia, local media reports. “Three or four” shots were heard, according to a journalist on the scene. Euronews understands Fico acquired wounds to […]

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British universities at risk as international student enrollment takes a plunge

Britain should refrain from imposing additional limitations on international student admissions, or it could risk the viability of some universities, according to a report commissioned by the government, which was released on Tuesday. This warning comes as there has been a significant drop in the number of foreign students enrolling for the upcoming year. The […]

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