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Nobel Peace Prize winner Oleksandra Matviichuk: "Russia's war in Ukraine has been knocking on your door, too" (www.euronews.com)

"Authoritarian leaders consider people as objects of control and deny them rights and freedoms. Democracies consider people, their rights and freedoms to be of the highest value. There is no way to negotiate this," writes Oleksandra Matviichuk, human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner....

Austrian regulator probes Russia-related money laundering controls at the country's Raiffeisen Bank International (www.reuters.com)

The Austrian inquiries concern payments involving Russia and data revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in a project dubbed Cyprus Confidential, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter....

Ukraine accuses French retailer Auchan of supplying the Russian military in Ukraine (www.lemonde.fr)

French newspaper Le Monde, in partnership with the Bellingcat network of investigators and Russian investigative website The Insider, revealed how goods sold by two companies belonging to the Mulliez Group – Auchan and Leroy Merlin – supply Russian armed forces on the Ukrainian front.

Head of Germany’s far-right AfD condemns ‘theatrics’ over Navalny’s death, says widow Yulia Navalnaya at the Munich Security Conference had been “stage managed” (www.theguardian.com)

The head of Germany’s far-right populist AfD, has condemned what he has called the “theatrics” around the death of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, claiming it has been exploited for political means....

Estonia detains 10 people suspected of committing sabotage on orders from Russia (apnews.com)

Estonia’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday that it had apprehended 10 people suspected of sabotage and of spreading fear and creating tension within the Baltic country in a coordinated “hybrid operation” by Russia’s special services....

UK sanctions heads of Arctic penal colony where Alexei Navalny was killed (www.gov.uk)

The sanctioned individuals include Vadim Konstantinovich Kalinin, who oversaw the brutal prison camp where Mr Navalny was kept in solitary confinement for up to 2 weeks at a time. Mr Navalny’s condition had deteriorated in his 3 years in prison. Mr Navalny suffered from being denied medical treatment, as well as having to walk...

“Putin is not Russia, and Russia is not Putin:" Navalny’s widow urges EU to sanction enablers of Russian regime (www.irishtimes.com)

The death of Navalny in prison has led to calls for the EU to reconsider imposing sanctions on a list of individuals and organisations accused by his organisation of complicity in his 2020 poisoning, of corruption and other offences....

EU opens formal investigation into TikTok over possible online content breaches regarding online content rules aimed at protecting children and ensuring transparent advertising (www.reuters.com)

EU industry chief Thierry Breton said he took the decision after analysing the short video app's risk assessment report and its replies to requests for information....

0x815 OP , (edited )

I welcome the investigation against TikTok, but find it weird that Mr Breton announces that on Twitter/X, or is it just me?

0x815 OP ,

Well, I feel X broke as many rules as Tiktok, there's not much difference between the two. The EU (and all others) should ditch both I would say. But that's just my opinion.

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I don't understand how this is possible after the German Defense Ministry 'illegally' wiped von der Leyen's phone in 2019 when she was German minister, although she admitted mistakes, but denied responsibility in defence contract scandal as defence minister, didn't disclose her 'Pfizer texts' as Commissioner during the pandemic.

We needed more democracy in the EU, more transparency imo.

EU banks in Russia after Navalny: business as usual with Austria's top lender, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), saying its "plan is not affected by the recent developments" (euobserver.com)

EU banks still operating in Russia are squirming to show they're abandoning their ever-more toxic client — but actions speak louder than words....

Alexei Navalny death: Team accuses Kremlin of 'hiding' his body while more than 400 people have been arrested across Russia for following vigils and gatherings in memory of Navalny (www.bbc.com)

Alexei Navalny's mother has been unable to recover his body after his death in an Arctic jail, a close aide to the dead Russian opposition leader says. Navalny's team believes the anti-corruption campaigner was murdered on the orders of President Vladimir Putin....

The mysterious end of Navalny and the list of Putin's opponents who "died suddenly" (www.slobodenpecat.mk)

"Who's next?" reads a placard held by a woman in front of a monument to victims of political oppression in Novosibirsk, Russia. In all cities of Russia, citizens leave flowers at monuments, expressing their grief for Alexei Navalny, who died in prison in the Arctic Circle.

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Journalist who helped expose the plot to kill Navalny has theory on how he died - (video, 2 min)

Christo Grozev, a Bulgarian journalist who exposed the operatives behind Alexey Navalny's poisoning in 2020 and is included in Russian President Vladimir Putin's "most-wanted" list, discusses his theories on what lead to the sudden death of the Russian opposition activist.

Russian state media tend not to give much or any airtime to Alexei Navalny, and their treatment of the Putin critic's reported death continues in this vein (www.bbc.com)

On state TV channels, the media outlets with the biggest audiences in Russia, there has been minimal coverage of Navalny's death, and the first reports were largely slow to come and perfunctory....

Political momentum is swaying in favour of European solar panel manufacturers, as planned new EU law banning forced labour practices would effectively block Chinese imports (www.euractiv.com)

“There is no country around the globe where this crime [of state-sponsored forced labour] is committed so forcefully as in the People’s Republic of China and in the Xinjang autonomous region in particular,” said Reinhard Bütikofer, a green EU lawmaker who spoke at a conference convened by the European Solar Manufacturers...

0x815 OP ,

I apologize to @TheGrandNegus if I got this wrong. I obviously have misinterpreted their comment.

Why are EU travel firms offering holidays to the Uyghur region? - The travel industry needs to wake up and end its cooperation with genocidaires - (Opinion) (euobserver.com)

From record numbers of visitors to Xinjiang's regional capital in 2023 to Wang Wenbin's exhortations for "more friends from all countries to visit Xinjiang," Chinese state media cannot get enough of tourism....

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