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· June, 2020

Stories about Western Europe from June, 2020

Taking down statues: France confronts its colonial and slave trade past

Amid global action against racism, France has been divided for several weeks over what to do about statues of historical figures that are connected to slavery and colonialism.

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Serbian parliamentary vote campaign taps Greek beaches, Chinese robots

"I love Serbia. Considering the fact that I am a kind of smart technology, it is obvious why I choose to be in Serbia."

French police arrest Félicien Kabuga, alleged financier of genocide in Rwanda

After 26 years on the run, Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga was arrested in a Parisian suburb on May 16 and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on...

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Spain’s extreme right supporters protested in Madrid

"Fascism is also a virus"

Art as a true act of resistance: A conversation with theatre actor Juan Pablo Mazorra

"I believe that theatre will change the world, or at least one world, that of the individual."

Password hack claim puts cyber security on the public agenda in North Macedonia

The government said that no user data was compromised in the apparent attack.

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